Asistel in English
You can be diabetic even though you feel well
Diabetes is an illness that can damage many of the body’s organs and reduce lifespan by 10 to 15 years. Your symptoms can be so subtle that you can have the condition for years without knowing it. For this reason it is important to request a screening test.
The noticeable symptoms of diabetes are increased thirst and appetite, the need to urinate more frequently than normal, unexplained change in weight, headache, nausea, loss of vision and fatigue. If you have these symptoms, consult a doctor right away.
When diabetes is detected early, there may be more options for treatment than if you were diagnosed after you have had the disease for many years without knowing it. In some cases, an early diagnosis can negate the need for medication, prevent complications and permit control of diabetes by eating right and exercising regularly. If diabetes takes place during a pregnancy and isn’t detected, it can cause birth defects.
The high level of glucose in blood, a characteristic of diabetes, can damage nerves and veins. This can cause heart problems, high blood pressure, stroke, liver damage, blindness and amputations. The complications of diabetes also increase the cost of medical care.
If you don’t know whether you are diabetic, request the test right away. The sooner you begin to control your blood sugar level and get regular medical attention, the greater the likelihood your energy and general health will improve and the less your risk of complications of advanced diabetes.
This information is meant only to educate and inform. Do not take or discontinue any action based on this information. It is important to consult your doctor.