Don’t Let Diabetes Sneak Up on You
It is said that more than 25 million people in the US are afflicted with diabetes. The scary part is that millions of them don’t know it yet. It is possible to deny or not notice any symptoms until the disease has advanced enough to cause real damage to the hearts, eyes, kidneys, or circulation. The good news is that early diabetes is reversible by placing a strong emphasis on excellent nutrition and an effective exercise program.
Symptoms of diabetes can develop gradually but silently over a few years. Watch for signs of:
- Unusual thirst or hunger patterns
- Frequent urination
- Extreme fatigue
- Frequent skin infections or frequent vaginal yeast infections
- Wounds that are slow to heal
- Unusual changes in vision such as the onset of blurred vision
Knowing and discussing your personal risk factors for diabetes with one of our diabetes experts can give you a head start on preventing its development. A family history of the disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or triglycerides should motivate you to take action to prevent diabetes, particularly if you already have symptoms. See Sameera Daud-Ahmand, MD, ECNU in Emerson or Maryln Fernandez, MD who practices in Emerson and Paramus. Both are Board-certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. Learn more about them on our Meet Our Providers page.