Awareness and early detection can put a lid on this disorder. But often, even the obvious symptoms of diabetes (increased appetite, constant thirst and high urine formation) are ignored and the disease is usually caught at an advanced stage, when much of the damage is irreversible, rather than at the pre-diabetic stage.
Quite often it is accidentally caught only during tests done for other malaises. Which is why those with risk factors like obesity, high work stress, sedentary lifestyle, faulty diet and family history of diabetes must undergo an extensive health check-up atleast once a year and those without the risk factors should take it once in two years.
Sometimes when all tests show normal but there is still some doubt, a specialized test called HBAIC can tell the doctors about the sugar levels of the last three months and gives the doctors a better picture.
If you have a history of diabetes in your family, make sure you take blood sugar tests regularly, even if you are under thirty. If you ignore this and continue to indulge your sweet tooth daily, eating sweets will make you restless and anxious. You must immediately begin work with a diet counselor to lose weight.
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