There is no cure for Diabetes; however, prevention and some lifestyle changes may help to control Type 1 Diabetes and possibly slow the progression of Type 2 Diabetes. Following a specialized diet plan and engaging in regular physical activity are great ways to keep your weight at a healthy level, and also reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels.
By making minor changes today, you could avoid some very serious medical complication, such as nerve damage, kidney damage, and heart damage due to Diabetes. There is no reason to be discouraged and feel that you are losing a battle, because each positive change is positive and every pound that you lose is one step closer to being healthier.
Symptoms of Diabetes may include:
- Excessive thirst
- Blurry vision
- Cuts and bruises that seem to take forever to heal.
- Numbness and/or tingling in hands and/or feet (typically associated with Type 2)
- Chronic dry skin.
- Increased risk of gum disease.
Early detection of Diabetes is vital in avoiding serious damage to your eyes (such as glaucoma and/or blindness), heart (stroke, heart attack, and narrowing of the arteries), kidney’s (failure to the point of needed a transplant), and neuropathy (nerve damage).