Symptoms of Diabetes
Understanding of diabetes symptoms can lead to early diagnosis and treatment. These symptoms include the following:
- Polydipsia (excessive thirst)
- Polyuria (increased urination)
- Polyphagia (increased hunger)
- Weight loss or gain
- Slow-healing sores or ulcers
- Recurrent infections
- Tingling of hands and feet
- Blurred vision
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Complications of diabetes
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the complications, which arises due to ‘long-term diabetes’.
Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of long-standing diabetes, which affects the nerves of the body.
Diabetic nephropathy is a condition or clinical syndrome, where the ‘kidney is damaged’ due to long-term complications of diabetes.
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a complication of diabetes. It is a state during which the insulin levels in the blood becomes inadequate.
Prediabetes is a metabolic condition in which blood sugar levels becomes higher than the required level, but not high enough for considering them as type 2 diabetes.
Self care of the feet for diabetic patients
Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: July 27, 2012