What is Diabetes?
What are the Symptoms of Diabetes?
Typical: Often, there are no symptoms. When first symptoms do occur, they include excessive thirst and/or urination, fatigue, weight loss, and/or blurred vision.
Might Experience: tiredness, dry skin, very hungry or thirsty, urinate often (especially at night), blurry vision, losing weight without trying, and tingling in hands or feet.
What are the Causes of Diabetes?
- Excessive Weight
- Physical inactivity
- Family history
- High Blood Pressure
When to see a Doctor?
More than normal fatigue, blurred vision
Drinking and urinating more than normal
Regular screening: Every year after the age of 40
Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Diabetes
Cut sugar: Eating less sugar on a daily and weekly basis will help to prevent diabetes. Switch to a low-carb diet and watch your portion sizes. Choose foods with high soluble and insoluble fiber.
Exercise regularly: Exercise regularly. Physical activity is known to reduce insulin insensitivity and helps in reducing blood sugar.
Drink water more often: Drinking more water will help your body stay fully hydrated.
Quit smoking: Smoking is known to increase the risk of diabetes, quit smoking to reduce your chance of getting diabetes.