Diabetes warning signs – the 5 early symptoms you shouldn't ignore

Often the early signs of are put down to minor health conditions or changes in lifestyle and diet. But persistent symptoms need to be checked out by a GP – so if you have any of the following, book an appointment with your doctor – as getting diagnosed quickly and receiving the right treatment are essential to avoid developing serious health complications.

Blurred vision

Diabetes can change your eyes, making focusing your vision more difficult.

Consistently high blood glucose and high blood pressure can cause serious damage to your blood vessels, which are very important in the eyes as they supply blood to the light-sensitive retina.

This can lead to a condition called diabetic retinopathy, and can also cause other issues like cataracts and glaucoma.

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Regardless of the time of day or how much you’ve slept, you may experience frequent or constant fatigue.

The body converts the food you consume into glucose to provide energy – but enough insulin is required for this to take place.

As diabetics have less insulin, the process is hampered, meaning you can feel lethargic and under the weather even though you may have been sleeping and eating well.


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