Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes

According the American Diabetes Association more than 8 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and they don’t know it. This is a serious issue because diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in this country. The numbers continue to grow, especially among the Hispanic community.

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Many people don’t realize it, but everything you do and eat affects how your body works. Many people work stressful jobs with limited mobility, standing for 8 hours or sitting. You may not have time to make your own lunch and eat out all the time, eating processed foods and fast food. Then when you get home you sit in front of the TV and do not exercise. All of this affects your body and puts you at risk for diabetes.

Early Signs and Symptoms

Increased urination and thirsty all the time: The increased levels of sugar in your bloodstream make your kidneys to work harder. When you have all this sugar, your kidneys can’t handle it so they return it to the bloodstream and the excess sugar is released through your urine. This is why your urine smells sweet. Increased urination leads to being thirsty all the time and even having dry mouth.