Are Your Glucose Levels Unstable? Watch for These 7 Red Flags in Diabetes.
As many as 25% of all adults over the age of 60 are currently living with diabetes – a demanding disease that should never go untreated and that requires careful, ongoing management. If neglected, diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and even amputation.
Managing diabetes is an everyday occurrence, and there will be certain days that you naturally will feel better than others. Yet, there are some particular diabetes effects that should never be ignored, and that call for the immediate attention of a physician:
- Urinating frequently
- Feeling extremely hungry or thirsty
- Feelings similar to drunkenness
- Unusual behaviors, which may also indicate low blood sugar
- Infections, bloody or swollen gums, or foot sores
- Sudden changes in the eyes: vision, pain, or seeing lights or spots floating within the field of vision
- Any signs that could indicate heart problems or disease
For more information on critical diabetes warning signs, click here.
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