Tips for Newly Diagnosed
It's important to take control of your diabetes as soon as you're diagnosed, and that begins with early detection. Symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 may include:
• Excessive thirst and frequent urination
• Extreme hunger
• Fatigue, or a feeling of being "run down" and tired
• Blurred vision
• Dry, itchy skin
• Tingling or burning pain in the feet, legs, hands, or other body parts
• High blood pressure
• Mood swings or depression
• Frequent infections, such as urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and skin infections
• Slow healing of cuts and bruises
While these symptoms usually develop over time in individuals with type 2, they can set in very rapidly in individuals with type 1.
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I'm sitting waiting for a table at the cafe' for me and a friend who is running a bit late. Feeling a little off, I grab my test kit and poke my finger, getting a little blood droplet. "Does that hurt?" Asks the man sitting next to me. He's an older guy, with some pretty profound ear hair. I note the ear hair as I say "Sort of... I think I'm kind of used to it now. I've been doing it a long time." My sugar is a little elevated...