Important Things You Need To Know About Diabetes

Tuesday 11 October 2011

You are at a higher risk of developing diabetes when...

  • You have a family history of diabetes.
  • You are more than 40 years old.
  • You are overweight or obese.
  • You lead a sedentary lifestyle.
  • You have had diabetes when you were pregnant.
  • You have impaired glucose tolerance (blood glucose levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough for you to be diagnosed with diabetes).

You know you may have diabetes when...

  • Your mouth feels dry and you are abnormally thirsty all the time.
  • You urinate more than usual even though you drink almost the same amount of water.
  • You feel extremely tired most of the time.
  • You lose weight suddenly.
  • You get recurrent infections.
  • Your vision starts to blur.
Onset of Type 1 diabetes - usually sudden and marked by the above warning signs.
Type 2 diabetes - the signs are usually subtle and appear gradually.

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If you already have diabetes, you can avoid complications by:

  • Keeping your feet healthy. Check your feet for sore spots, cuts or bruises and have them treated immediately.
  • Keeping your eyes healthy. Schedule annual appointments with your eye doctor.
  • Keeping your heart healthy. Keep good control of your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • Keeping your kidneys health. Test your urine for protein and blood for creatinine.

If you want to prevent or delay diabetes, start by:

  • Adopt a healthy lifestyle. Eat healthily, rest adequately, exercise regularly.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Go for regular health checks.

Please email me at for more info or you may check out this article Diabetes is No More A Dreaded Disease: The Role of Ganoderma. It's a natural way to get your health back.

Ministry of Health, Malaysia
International Diabetes Federation
US National Diabetes Information Clearing House)