In order to be able to be diagnosed with diabetes as soon as possible, certain very revealing signs of this disease must be known to everyone. A brief overview.
The lives of millions of people are impacted. Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by the presence of excess sugar in the blood, called hyperglycemia. To diagnose it, the blood test is often preferred. But other signs must also put the chip in the ear. On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, it’s time for a booster shot.
If you experience increased thirst, a phenomenon called polydipsia, it is strongly recommended that you consult a healthcare professional. This is excessive thirst with a daily ingested volume of fluid exceeding three liters. Concretely, as there is too much sugar in the blood, the kidneys take care of eliminating it. To achieve this, the volume of urine must increase and drinking therefore compensates for this loss of water. It is a coping mechanism.
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Unexplained weight loss
This therefore goes hand in hand with the increased need to urinate (polyuria), a symptom that should also alert you. Unless you have exceptionally drunk a lot of fluids, an unexplained increase in the amount of urine should raise questions.
Unexplained weight loss can also be one of the warning signs of diabetes, as can severe fatigue or blurred vision.
As a reminder, as recalled by the site of the Ministry of Health, type 2 diabetes is described as an epidemic worldwide. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 463 million adults, aged 20 to 79, had diabetes worldwide in 2019, and that number is expected to rise to 700 million by 2045.
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