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Diabetes Demystified Part Two: Signs And Symptoms Of Diabetes
This is part two of Diabetes Demystified. You can read part one here.
As a nurse I take care of patients who have diabetes every single shift I work. Without fail there has always been at least one patient out of 6 or 7 during my shift who has a history of diabetes. It is not as uncommon a disease as some people think. In fact, according to various sources, there are between 25 and 26 million diabetics living in the United States. Diabetes is not just a disease that affects older, overweight people; it’s various types can affect infants and the elderly, and those in between.
To help get a better grasp on the nature of diabetes, it helps to know the signs and symptoms.
Here are some of them:
*Unexplained weight loss– Adults in particular need to be cautioned about this symptom, because we often think weight loss is good. This is especially true if your doctor has said that being overweight puts you at risk for diabetes. But if the weight loss is unexplained and is accompanied by any of the other symptoms, it is a good idea to see your doctor.
*Thirst and urination–adults with undiagnosed diabetes are often extremely thirsty. And the more you drink, the more you urinate. If it seems like you do nothing but drink and pee, and never feel satisfied as to your thirst, diabetes might be the culprit.
*Tingling in extremities–you may experience tingling in your hands and feet
If not diabetes–what could it be?
There are disorders that mimic the symptoms of diabetes. Among these are liver disease, morbid obesity, and the side effects of certain cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering medications.
If you are diagnosed with diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels under control is key. Some therapeutic grade essential oilssuch as Clove, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, and Ocotea have been proven to be effective in controlling diabetes naturally.
Do you know someone with diabetes? Please leave a comment below
Tasha Nelson is a busy mom, wife and registered nurse who works the night shift at a large midwest hospital. She is also a total wellness enthusiast who firmly believes in the importance of taking care of yourself. A healthy mind, body, and spirit makes for a happy person. Isn’t that what we all want?