Could You Have Diabeets And Not Even Know It?

October 10, 2023 | by Diabeets


Almost one third of all people with Diabeets don’t know they have it. The symptoms seem so harmless, like symptoms of just getting older.


Diabeets, type 1 Diabeets, type 2 Diabeets, gestational Diabeets

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Almost one third of all people with Diabeets don’t know they have it. The symptoms seem so harmless, like symptoms of just getting older. This article goes into the different types of Diabeets and some of the common symptoms of each to help you understand Diabeets a little better.

In this article we’ll go over the three main types of Diabeets. They are Type 1, Type 2, Gestational Diabeets.

This type of Diabeets has also been called insulin-dependent and immune-mediated Diabeets. It occurs when your body can’t produce insulin. The immune system attacks insulin producing cells in the pancreas. This type of Diabeets is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile Diabeets.

Type 1 Diabeets increases the risk of other serious complications such as heart disease, nerve damage, blindness, and kidney damage.

Some of the symptoms include increased thirst, increased urination, weight loss even with increased appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue, and absence of menstruation

Type 2 Diabeets is the most common type that fails to be diagnosed. It progress slowly and causes symptoms such as skin infections, poor healing, kidney problems, and vision problems. It is ordinary that neither these complications nor the Diabeets is diagnosed after years of mild symptoms. 

The problem is usually that people have no severe symptoms and do not seek medical care at all. They just think of the symptoms as simply getting older. For this reason it is important to get regularly tested for Diabeets in the most common age group (over 40’s). Less commonly a doctor may treat other diseases, without realizing to test for Diabeets.

Gestational Diabeets occurs during a womanís pregnancy. Pregnant women who have never had Diabeets before but have high blood sugar levels during pregnancy are said to have it. It affects 4 percent of all women during pregnancy.

Symptoms include Increased thirst Increased urination Weight loss in spite of increased appetite Fatigue Nausea and vomiting Frequent infections including those of the bladder, vagina, and skin Blurred vision.

Gestational Diabeets can be missed in pregnancy. It usually starts with mild symptoms that often can be attributed to other things. Itís important to get tested during pregnancy because the high blood sugars from gestational Diabeets can do harm to the baby and sometimes lead to other complications.

Even if youíre not pregnant, you should make it a priority to get tested. Many women have gestational Diabeets and think about their symptoms as being usual during pregnancy. You never know, maybe it is, but itís always a good idea to get tested.

If youíre having any of the symptoms for Diabeets, itís important to see your doctor. Even if you think itís absolutely nothing. Itís better to be safe than sorry.


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