Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Undiagnosed Diabetes

Some 5.7 million Americans are living with undiagnosed Diabetes.
If you’re over 45 or at risk for Diabetes, have your blood glucose tested.

Do you know the signs and symptoms of Diabetes? According to the CDC, almost 6 million people in the U.S. have Diabetes and don’t know it. Flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue, weakness and loss of appetite, may be a sign that you have Diabetes. Other symptoms can include frequent urination, excessive hunger or thirst, weight gain or weight loss, irritability, blurred vision, frequent infections, slow-healing cuts and bruises, and tingling or numbness in the hands or feet. But remember, people with diabetes don’t always show symptoms.

If you are over 45, make sure you get your blood glucose tested at least every three years. People who are at risk for Diabetes, such as those with excess weight or a family history of the disease, should start testing at a younger age.

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