Tuesday, July 07, 2009

How to Identify the Warning Signs of Diabetes

Diabetes is a Latin word and means passing through. Mellitus means honey. We can put simply that excessive levels of sugar in the urine of person are like passing through honey from urinary tract. Diabetes Mellitus is basically characterized by high levels of sugar in the blood. These high levels are caused by either insufficiency of insulin or failing of cells to use the provided insulin.

Diabetes is a disease related to insulin. It has affected around 21 million people in United States of America.

According to statistical data collected by NDIC (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse) 14.6 million residents of United States of America have been diagnosed with diabetes; whereas 6 million people are diabetic but unaware of their medical condition. The stats include figures of total diabetes sufferers of all ages; as anyone from child to an old aged person can experience signs of diabetes.

Here is an insight into the warning signs of diabetes.

There are many signs of diabetes that alarms a person that he may be suffering from diabetes. These may happen in bulk or some sufferer may experience only one. Whatever the case is if these signs of diabetes are experienced a person should contact doctor immediately.

The most common signs of diabetes include

· Frequent urination

· Excessive thirst

· Extreme hunger

· Hunger after eating

· Blurriness of vision

· Tingling or numbness in hands and feet

· Tiredness or fatigue

· Dry and itchy skin

· Unexplained weight loss

· Recurrent infections

· Slow healing of wounds

· Nausea

· Stomach pain

Seeking Timely Treatment Is Important

If you ever suspect that you are experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms then an immediate doctor's appointment is essential; since if diabetes is left untreated it can serve as a host of debilitating health related issues. It is a serious disease and is one of the leading cause of death in United States.

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