Symptoms of Diabetes
The symptoms of diabetes can range from mild to extreme, especially if the diabetes is left untreated. Some of the most common symptoms of diabetes include:
- Constant hunger and thirst
- Frequent urination
- Vision problems
- Unexplained weight loss in type 1 diabetics
- Numbness in extremities in type 2 diabetics
- Wounds that do not heal
- Darkened skin on various areas of the body
It is important to note that patients with gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) rarely have symptoms. However, if left untreated, gestational diabetes can have a significant effect on the unborn child. It is very important, therefore, to take the glucose test during pregnancy as prescribed by a physician. Gestational diabetes is also a risk factor for diabetes (in the mother) later in life. Those who experienced gestational diabetes during their pregnancy should keep a close eye on their blood sugar levels.
The most important first step is diagnosis. Patients who are experiencing the symptoms of diabetes or who have a high risk of developing diabetes should speak to their physician and test their blood glucose levels regularly or as recommended by their physician.
The Diabetic Clinic staff will see patients at the Triangle Eye Building located at 1519 Garces Highway, Suite 103, in Delano.
For more information please call 661-721-1497