Symptoms of Diabetes

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    Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes.

    Some diabetes symptoms include:


    * Frequent urination
    * Excessive thirst
    * Extreme hunger (blood sugar bottoms out, with dizzy spells)
    * Unusual weight loss
    * Increased fatigue
    * Irritability
    * Blurry vision (during dizzy spells)

    http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-symptoms.jsp

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    It is also important to point out the consequences of uncontrolled diabetes.

    These include:

    Blindness
    Heart Disease
    Stroke
    Neuropathies (Changes in sensation, particularly in the extremities, due to nerve damage)
    Peripheral vascular disease, due to damage to the capillary beds and supporting vasculature
    Renal Failure, again, due to damage to the vascular system
    Amputation secondary to neuropathies and peripheral vascualr disease. This is a result of injuries the diabetic patient does not feel, most often, on their feet. The resulting infection and tissue death can require an emergent amputation if left untreated fo too long.

    I see these consequences every day as a dialysis nurse. They didn't have too happen.
     
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    Hello Friends..........

    Symptoms of diabetes are

    # Sleeplessness or disturbed sleep

    # Lack of concentration, confused mind, memory loss & irritability

    # Vague pain / cramps

    # Numbness and tingling sensation in extremities or in any parts

    # Burning feet / hands

    # Sweet smelly urine

    # Dryness of skin (with or without itch) and mucous membrane (example - dryness of mouth)

    # Development of recurrent boils

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    And then your kidney's stop functioning and it's adios muchachos.
     
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    Kidney disease can be a complication arising from diabetes...
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    Kidney disease 'biggest threat' for diabetics
    24 January 2013 - Keeping your kidneys healthy could be one of the best ways to extend your life if you have diabetes, researchers have suggested.
     
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    Every intention has been made to make this article accurate and informative but it is intended for general information only. Diabetes is a medical condition and this article is not intended as a substitute for the advice of your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner.
     
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    Charity warns of increased amputations due to slow diabetic care...
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    Slow care leads to foot amputations
    22 February 2013 - Thousands of diabetes patients end up having a foot amputation because of slow treatment, a charity warns.
    See also:

    Dogs Cured of Type 1 Diabetes
    February 15, 2013 - Beagles no longer showed diabetes symptoms following a single course of gene therapy.
     
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    Gestational diabetes is a growing problem...
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    Do more women need diabetes care when pregnant?
    Mar 6,`13 WASHINGTON (AP) -- A change in testing could nearly triple the number of women diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy, but would catching milder cases help mother or baby? A government panel is urging more research to find that out before doctors make the switch.
     

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