Diabetes Facts And Symptoms
How much do you really know about diabetes? We share some interesting fasts about the disease, courtesy of all4women.co.za:
- Nearly one third of all people with diabetes do not know they have the disease.
- Type-2 often does not have any symptoms.
- Only about five percent of all people with the disease have type-1.
- It is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults.
- People with diabetes are twice as likely to develop heart disease than someone without it.
- Globally, 366 million people have the disease. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) predicts that this number will rise to 552 million by 2030
Symptoms To Look Out For
While there are many, and they vary from person to person, these are some of the most common:
- Urinating often
- Feeling very thirsty
- Feeling very hungry
- Extreme fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Weight loss — even if you are eating more
- Tingling, pain or numbness in the hands/feet (type-2)
Did You Know?
Nearly 10 percent of South Africans suffer from this disease.
Did You Know?
Experts reveal that eating yoghurt could reduce your risk of developing type-2 (T2D).
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