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Symptoms of Diabetes

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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
  • Fatigue
  • Slow-healing sores or ulcers
  • Recurrent infections
  • Tingling of hands and feet
  • Blurred vision

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Complications of diabetes

Diabetic retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the complications, which arises due to ‘long-term diabetes’.

Diabetic neuropathy
Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of long-standing diabetes, which affects the nerves of the body.

Diabetic nephropathy
Diabetic nephropathy is a condition or clinical syndrome, where the ‘kidney is damaged’ due to long-term complications of diabetes.

Diabetic ketoacidosis
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a complication of diabetes. It is a state during which the insulin levels in the blood becomes inadequate.

Pre diabetes
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.


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Self care of the feet for diabetic patients

Diet for diabetic patients

Role of insulin in managing blood sugar

Obesity and type 2 diabetes

Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: July 27, 2012

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