Do I need to visit an endocrinologist?
Diabetes also referred to as Diabetes Mellitus is a condition that leads to high blood sugar due to insufficient insulin in the body. Chronic diabetes is of two types: Type 1 and Type II. Whereas less severe conditions are called pre-diabetes (high blood sugar but not as high as diabetes) and gestational diabetes (seen in pregnant women).
Facing any of the problems?
- Increased urination/urine volume (polyuria)
- Increased thirst (polydipsia)
- Increased hunger (polyphagia)
- Frequent skin infection
- Dry mouth (hypo salivation)
- Rampant dental caries
- Delayed wound healing
- Burning of tongue
- Burning of urination
- Muscle fatigue/unexplained tiredness
- Blurred vision
While the causes of diabetes are unknown identifying the risk factors can help prevent the diseases.
Following are the conditions placing you at higher risk of diabetes
- Hereditary factors: Having a family history of diabetes places you at a higher risk of diabetes.
- Lifestyle factors: A sedentary lifestyle with no physical activity places you at a higher risk. Thus, physical activity and exercise are very important.
- Age: People with age over 45 years old have a higher chance of developing diabetes.
- Weight: Being overweight or obese places you at a higher risk of diabetes.
- Race / Ethnicity: Certain populations such as African Americans, Asian populations are more susceptible to diabetes than others.
- High Blood Pressure
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