Types & Symptoms

Symptoms of Diabetes

Symptoms include frequent urination, unusual thirst, unusual weight loss, blurred vision and numbness in hands & feet.

Understanding Types and Causes of Diabetes

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Type 1 Diabetes

Understanding Type 1 Diabetes How does it happen? Body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and kills cells in the pancreas. Very little or no insulin is produced in the body.  How does it affect your body? Sugar accumulates in the blood instead of being used as energy. How many people are affected? About 10% of people … Continued

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Type 2 Diabetes

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes How does it happen? The body is either unable to make sufficient amounts of insulin or use insulin properly.  How does it affect your body? Sugar accumulates in the blood instead of being used as energy. How many people are affected? About 90% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.  … Continued

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Gestational Diabetes

Understanding Gestational Diabetes How does it happen? The body is unable to produce enough insulin for meeting the extra needs of a pregnant woman. This causes blood sugar levels to increase.  How does it affect your body? Sugar accumulates in the blood instead of being used as energy. How many pregnant women are affected? Between … Continued

Symptoms of Diabetes

The symptoms of type 2 diabetes often appear slowly, because the symptoms do not always make you feel unwell. This means you might have type 2 diabetes for years and not know it! This condition can make you1,2

  • Urinate more than usual, mainly at night (polyuria, mainly nocturnal (nocturia))
  • Feel very thirsty (polydypsia)
  • Feel very tired (fatigue)
  • Lose weight without trying
  • Experience blurred vision (glaucoma)
  • Get fungal infection of the mouth (thrush) repeatedly
  • Have cuts or wounds that take longer to heal

See your doctor if your have you have any of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes mainly begins in childhood, but type 2 diabetes is particularly linked with overweight individuals, mostly adults.3

Articles on Managing Diabetes

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Foot Care For Diabetes

The patients with diabetes usually have foot problems as it may damage your nerves and reduce blood flow to your feet and hence it is important to take care of your feet. Here are some of the tips to take care of your foot.1 Do’s Wash your feet with mild soap and lukewarm water everyday2 … Continued

*This is for patient education purposes only. Please consult your doctor/healthcare practitioner before starting any diet, medication or exercise.

References

1. Mayoclinic. Type 2 diabetes. Available from: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/type-2-diabetes/symptoms-causes/syc-20351193. Last updated: 3/1/2018. As accessed on: 20/6/2018. 
2. National Health Service. Type 2 diabetes. Available from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/type-2-diabetes/symptoms/. Last reviewed: 8/8/2017. As accessed on: 20/6/2018.
3. WebMD. Types of Diabetes Mellitus. Available from: https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/types-of-diabetes-mellitus#1. Last reviewed: 17/1/2017. As accessed on: 20/6/2018.

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