Men More Likely to Have Undiagnosed Diabetes

 A study published in the journal Diabetic Medicine (November 2009) reports that men were twice as likely as women to have undiagnosed diabetes.  Over 6,700 patients from the United Kingdom aged 52 to 79 were evaluated.  Nine percent of the total patients had diabetes.  Previously unrecognized diabetes was found in 22% of the men and 12% of the women in this study.

 Some of the warning signs of diabetes include:

 Frequent urination

Unusual thirst

Extreme hunger

Unusual weight loss

Extreme fatigue and Irritability

Frequent infections

Blurred vision

Cuts/bruises that heal slowly

Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet

 Both men and women need to make sure they have regular screenings for diabetes, especially if they are overweight or if they have relatives with diabetes – this increases your risk.  If you do not know your risk for diabetes why not talk to your healthcare provider this month – November is American Diabetes Month!

 Diabetes is a strong risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Looking for some healthy lifestyle information visit www.heart-strong.com

 

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  4. brandy says:

    You can always manage Diabetes by proper diet and nutrition. Food supplements also help slow down some of the side effects of high blood sugar.

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