This disease is responsible for changing people’s lives and making people change their lifestyles to accommodate the disease that will be with them for as long as they continue to live.
The onset of diabetes is often overlooked because the symptoms do not seem very harmful or do not cause much of an effect to the person’s daily life or interfere with their activities.
The symptoms may also seem to small to take with much importance however they are indicators of a serious problem.
Signs of diabetes can somewhat differ between men and women. Signs of diabetes in women can include special female problems such as vaginal infections and vaginal skin sensitivity and itching.
Other signs that are more common amongst both genders are frequent urination, skin problems, dizziness and neuropathy which is the tingling of the extremities due to poor blood circulation throughout the body. Fatigue and extreme tiredness are also other indicators of possibly having diabetes.
People who are at high risk for diabetes are those who have a family history of it or those who are obese and have a body mass index reading thirty or above.
When diabetes is suspected it is imperative to seek the help of a physician who will be able to diagnose the disease properly.
If the diabetes is confirmed to be present then the proper education regarding the disease, medications to help control it and equipment will be administered to you so that you may be able to live your life as manageable as possible with diabetes.
Your diet will be changed to one that is of non-concentrated sweets because the insulin in your body is no longer being produced. Sometimes there is a need for insulin dependency for each time that you eat and sometimes a need for medication.
Having diabetes also can affect your vision and so keeping routine appointments with an optometrist is also very important regarding your health with diabetes.
Diet and exercise are important to managing diabetes in your life.
Having diabetes does not ruin one’s life but rather has the person struggling with it put more effort into changing the way they live for a healthier lifestyle.
Diabetes is manageable and for those who have it in their family health history it is preventable by taking steps to make your life healthier.