Top Warning Signs of Diabetes

A very helpful article posted on About.com talks about the Top Warning Signs of Diabetes. Early detection of diabetes can assist with treatment and boost your physical health as well as your mental well-being. Diabetes symptoms and diagnosis generally go unnoticed because the signs seem so harmless and simple.

According to the About.com website, if you begin to experience any of the following symptoms, consult your doctor immediately:

  • Frequent trips to the bathroom
  • Unquenchable thirst
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Weakness and fatique
  • Tingling or numbness in your limbs

The Importance of Exercise

While not everyone with type 2 diabetes is overweight, studies have shown that obesity and lack of physical activity are the two most common causes of this type of diabetes.  With that being said, it is important to take some time out of your busy day to just take a walk around the block, bike to work, take the stairs.  It’s always good to start somewhere and the simple stroll after dinner is a great way to get your health on the right track.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, consult with your doctor or physician before beginning an exercise program.  Your doctor can direct you in the right direction and let you know what kind of exercise will be good for you depending on your current physical condition and the level of control over you diabetes.

Symptoms of Diabetes

The level of diabetes is increasing in the United States today with so many people neglecting their health. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes often goes unnoticed in the beginning because of the many seemingly harmless symptoms. Take a look at the link above for the most common signs because early detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes can lead to a smaller chance of getting heart disease, nerve damage, blindness or worse. Awareness is the key in the battle against diabetes.