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Could You Have Diabetes And Not Even Know It?

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Almost one third of all people with diabetes don't know they have it. The
symptoms seem so harmless, like symptoms of just getting older.


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diabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes


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Almost one third of all people with diabetes don't know they have it. The
symptoms seem so harmless, like symptoms of just getting older. This
article goes into the different types of diabetes and some of the common
symptoms of each to help you understand diabetes a little better.

In this article we'll go over the three main types of diabetes. They are
Type 1, Type 2, Gestational diabetes.

<b>Type 1 Diabetes</b>

This type of diabetes has also been called insulin-dependent and immune-
mediated diabetes. It occurs when your body can't produce insulin. The
immune system attacks insulin producing cells in the pancreas. This type
of diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was
previously known as juvenile diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes increases the risk of other serious complications such as
heart disease, nerve damage, blindness, and kidney damage.

Some of the symptoms include increased thirst, increased urination,
weight loss even with increased appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal
pain, fatigue, and absence of menstruation

<b>Type 2 Diabetes</b>

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type that fails to be diagnosed. It
progress slowly and causes symptoms such as skin infections, poor
healing, kidney problems, and vision problems. It is ordinary that
neither these complications nor the diabetes is diagnosed after years of
mild symptoms.

The problem is usually that people have no severe symptoms and do not
seek medical care at all. They just think of the symptoms as simply
getting older. For this reason it is important to get regularly tested
for diabetes in the most common age group (over 40's). Less commonly a
doctor may treat other diseases, without realizing to test for diabetes.

<b>Gestational Diabetes</b>
Gestational diabetes occurs during a woman’s pregnancy. Pregnant women
who have never had diabetes before but have high blood sugar levels
during pregnancy are said to have it. It affects 4 percent of all women
during pregnancy.

Symptoms include Increased thirst Increased urination Weight loss in
spite of increased appetite Fatigue Nausea and vomiting Frequent
infections including those of the bladder, vagina, and skin Blurred
vision.

Gestational diabetes can be missed in pregnancy. It usually starts with
mild symptoms that often can be attributed to other things. It’s
important to get tested during pregnancy because the high blood sugars
from gestational diabetes can do harm to the baby and sometimes lead to
other complications.

Even if you’re not pregnant, you should make it a priority to get tested.
Many women have gestational diabetes and think about their symptoms as
being usual during pregnancy. You never know, maybe it is, but it’s
always a good idea to get tested.

If you’re having any of the symptoms for diabetes, it’s important to see
your doctor. Even if you think it’s absolutely nothing. It’s better to be
safe than sorry.

				
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