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Identifying diabetes symptoms and signs

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With awareness of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes symptoms, the condition doesn’t have to unduly affect your daily life. Knowing what to look for and how to manage everyday life with symptoms means you can live better. With proper awareness of symptoms and management, you can focus on the truly important things in life.

Symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

If you have started noticing a few changes in the way you have been feeling and are concerned that you may have diabetes, read on to see if any of the below symptoms ring true for you.

An increase in urination, especially at night, can be a red flag. You might want to start keeping a record, so you see if there’s a distinct pattern. If so, mention it to your doctor or health care professional at your next health check. If you are craving water more often, or have felt more tired than usual, this could also be a sign that your blood sugar levels aren’t well controlled.

Another potential sign or symptom of diabetes is unexplained weight loss. If you have not been actively trying to lose weight, it could indicate that diabetes is stopping your body from absorbing the calories you’re eating. It’s also advisable to have your urine tested for the presence of ketones or glucose, which can indicate diabetes.

If you have also noticed that you have blurred vision, or have slow healing cuts, grazes and wounds, you should see a medical professional at the earliest opportunity to prevent serious complications later on.

Many diabetes sufferers also complain of a Dry Mouth. Biotene Dry Mouth Oral Rinse provides soothing moisturization for up to 4 hours* and can help to relieve dry mouth symptoms.
*as measured in a 28 day clinical study

How can you manage and treat diabetes?

If you believe that you have any of these symptoms, you will need to make an appointment with your doctor. Your doctor will assess the situation and determine which tests are needed for an accurate diagnosis.

Once properly diagnosed, at times, diabetes can be managed with a healthy diet and with regular exercise. For those unable to produce insulin, you may need to regularly inject insulin over the course of a day. You can also use an insulin pump to measure out the insulin and distribute it throughout the day.

By staying on top of your diet, exercise and insulin levels, it can be possible to live a better life with diabetes. Be vigilant and talk to your doctor at the earliest sign of any change in your condition or the development of new symptoms.

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