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Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. When you eat, your body breaks food down into glucose and sends it into the blood. Insulin helps control blood glucose levels in our body. If you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin, can’t use insulin it makes, or both.

Symptoms of Diabetes: A lot of times people have very mild symptoms and it might not be diagnosed until very late. It is therefore important to get yourself checked by your doctor.

Common symptoms of diabetes:

  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Feeling very hungry - even though you are eating
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • Weight loss - even though you are eating more
  • Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2)

Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing the complications of diabetes.