Diabetes is one of the most commonly-diagnosed ailments in the world. Scarier yet is that 7.2 million diabetics in the United States don’t even realize they have it.While discovering you have diabetes can be a terrifying prospect, the sooner you’re treated, the more manageable your condition will be. In fact, a review of research published in the American Diabetes Association journal Diabetes Care reveals that early treatment with insulin can help patients with type 2 diabetes manage their blood sugar better and gain less weight than those who start treatment later.
Before you find yourself shocked by a diabetes diagnosis, make sure you know these 20 silent signs of diabetes. If you identify with any of these warning signs on the list, be sure to visit your doctor ASAP to get your blood sugar tested.
While unintentional weight loss may seem like a dream to some people, it can also be a scary sign that your pancreas isn’t working the way it’s supposed to. Accidental weight loss is often one of the first signs of diabetes. However, weight loss may also help you prevent developing the condition in the first place. In fact, losing just 5 percent of your body weight may lower your risk of diabetes by as much as 58 percent.