“What did you say - I have diabetes?” How often have doctors heard this from their patients? Diabetes often in the early stages causes no pain. Therefore it can go undetected. Living in the background diabetes can have very serious consequences if left unnoticed. If your family tree has some diabetes in some of the branches get yourself checked out.

A lot of people in the United States (over 20.8 million) have diabetes. A good estimate is that over one third of these people have not been diagnosed with diabetes. It is important that these pre-diagnosis tests are done often so that early detection may help put a stop to serious consequences of the disease.

Some of the symptoms of diabetes include, but are not limited to:

1. Recurrent bathroom trips
2. Extreme thirst
3. Excessive hunger
4. Abnormal weight loss
5. Intensified fatigue
6. Irritability
7. Poorer or blurred vision

You may wonder if it is possible to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. After all, it can come from heredity, many people have it, it has been studied for years and you may feel if you are going to get it, then so be it. But, the symptoms are so haphazard and often unnoticed that many pre-diabetics do not seek help. The two main components of preventing diabetes are those that will give you a lot of other benefits as well: exercise or just increasing your stage of physical activity and proper nutrition in your diet.

You want to expand your intake of fiber, vegetables and proteins. That is part of the solution. You need to decrease your high sugar, high carbohydrate foods, and high fat foods. Even though it may seem overwhelming initially, you can make the necessary changes to better your health. You need to apply yourself.

Even people already diagnosed with diabetes and taking medication can sometimes revert to proper blood sugar levels with the addition of more, or consistent, physical activity and proper diet in their lives. Some studies have shown, in fact, that these two situations of diet and exercise can work as well as medications. Of course, you should not go off any medications unless you check with your physician first and have the proper normal readings on tests associated with diabetes levels.

Another important item to consider is an eye exam. This should be done every year to allow your doctor to catch any upcoming or progressing diseases, including diabetes. Early detection is very important as mentioned above. You have more of a chance to offset the disease by specific measures if you know you can keep control of your situation by simple problem solving techniques.

Conclusions to this educational article then are:

1. Maintain good health by searching out good food items and preparing them in a nutritious manner. If you need help, consult the American Diabetes Association, your local hospital, or your doctor's office.

2. Continue to keep your weight at a normal level for your age and height. This is often hard to do, but even a 10% decrease in your weight brings great rewards.

3. Get tested regularly for diabetes, even if you show no symptoms, especially if the disease is inherent in your family tree.

4. If you want to wean yourself off form taking medication. Make sure your diet and exercise are under control before you consult with your doctor about reducing or eliminating the drugs.

5. From the list mentioned earlier in this article, is there a sign from that list that concerns you? If the answer is yes get a fasting diabetes test as soon as possible to thwart the onset of any potentially serious medical conditions that can be brought on by diabetes such as stroke or joint problems.

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