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Symptoms of Diabetes

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So what are some of the Symptoms of Diabetes? Uncontrollable or unexplained hunger, thirst, excessive urination, unprompted weight loss, as well as electronic pulses (tingling) in the hands and feet, can all be signs that you have one of the types of diabetes. Chest pain, discomfort in the upper body, and shortness of breath can also be more heightened signs that you have diabetes. But having one or more of these symptoms does not necessarily mean that you have diabetes. The only way to find out for sure is through testing and expert diagnosis, like what you would receive at Southeastern Primary Care Specialists.

There are many types of diabetes, including Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, Prediabetes, and Diabetes Insipidus. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta has stated that 9%, or roughly 29 million Americans, have Diabetes. While all types of diabetes are impactful to our society, Type 2 Diabetes is what most people envision when they hear the word “Diabetes.” In fact, 90% of those 29 million have Type 2. Our facilities offer all types of diabetes testing, including the most common types of Type 2 Diabetes testing, fasting plasma glucose tests and casual plasma glucose testing.

It would be easy to assume that Diabetes Symptoms in Women mirror Diabetes symptoms in men, but this is not necessarily the case. Both the symptoms, and the severity, of Diabetes are different in men and women. Unfortunately for women, additional symptoms can include fatigue, nausea and vomiting, light-headedness, and problems sleeping. Studies have shown that men with diabetes live an average of 7.5 years less than those without diabetes, but women in the same situation live 8.2 years less than other women. This is actually opposite of the normal patterns of men and women, with the average American female outlasting the average American male 81 to 76. There are many theories as to why this role reversal exists, but regardless of those statistics, we can conclude that any type of Diabetes, for men or women, has a negative impact on our health. Stop this epidemic before it starts, with Diabetes prevention, or Diabetes Testing and Treatment with the modern sophistication of Southeastern Primary Care Specialists.