What Are The Signs Of Diabetes In Women?

November 24, 2014 | By More

 

How much do you know about diabetes? Perhaps it has never been something that greatly concerned you in the past; after all, you were younger, more fit, and had the tendency to think that you would be indestructible forever. And then life took over. You turned 30, you started having kids, your priorities shifted, and your days were no longer about you – at all, your metabolism slowed down and keeping a healthy weight suddenly became more difficult.

It’s hard to wrap your mind around it, but it’s a notion that needs to be confronted with much honesty and courage. There are health issues that arise alongside aging, and the possibility of diabetes is one of them.heatlhy-woman-eating-salad---close-up-3

You know diabetes has something to do with blood sugar and the insulin that your body produces. When these things go whack, your body is not able to process glucose properly and diabetes is what you get. You don’t have to be older to worry about getting diabetes; you’re at risk if any of these factors are applicable to you:

–          Extra weight

–          A sedentary lifestyle

–          A history of the disease in your family

–          Ethnicity (Africans, Asians, Hispanics, American Indians, and Pacific Islanders are more prone)

–          Experience with gestational diabetes

–          Sleep deprivation

–          Polycystic ovary syndrome

–          High blood pressure

–          Low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL)

–          High levels of triglycerides

It has yet to be determined what the exact cause of diabetes is, although excess fat and inactivity are obviously indicated in the development of prediabetes. You need to be concerned if you experience any of these signs of diabetes in women:

–          Frequent sensations of thirst

–          Increased urination

–          Inexplicable fatigue

–          Blurred vision

These are all common pre diabetic symptoms, and any combination of the above warrants a consultation with your doctor. If you simultaneously have high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and abnormal levels of fats and cholesterol, you probably have problems with resistance to insulin.

Diabetes is a difficult disease to live with. Fortunately, prediabetes may be deterred from progressing to type 2 diabetes. With healthy lifestyle changes, you can rectify the situation with your blood sugar level. Consult a doctor for proper guidance.

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