The atypical signs of diabetes are becoming increasingly common, and those who have them frequently miss those signs. These atypical symptoms are difficult to detect, and many people are unaware that they have them until complications occur. Diabetic complications can be serious and deadly, and they should not be ignored.
According to a World Health Organization report in 2021, 1 in 17 people have diabetes worldwide.
It’s important to distinguish between the types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is related to genetics, and these patients take insulin for life. They account for 10% of all diabetics. Type 2 diabetes is associated with lifestyle choices, accounting for 90% of total cases.
A diet high in sugar, salt, and oil, along with a lifestyle that includes excessive stress, smoking, alcohol consumption, and lack of adequate sleep can elevate the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The typical symptoms of diabetes include eating a lot but often hungry; drinking a lot but often thirsty (patients may drink as much as 1.5 gallons of water a day); urinating a lot, due to drinking a lot of water; and weight loss.
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