1144 GMT March 21, 2018
Symptoms range from urinating more often than usual to blurred vision, express.co.uk wrote.
The best form of treatment is regular exercise and eating the right things — here are three changes recommended you should make to your diet.
Diabetes is a condition that impacts a person’s blood sugar levels, and there are two main types — type 1 and type 2.
Type 1 diabetes is where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin.
Type 2 diabetes is where the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin.
If you’re diagnosed with the condition it’s important to follow a healthy a lifestyle as you can.
This may help to control your glucose level, and also reduce your risk of developing complications.
Regular exercise and stopping smoking are recommended.
Experts said you should also make these diet changes:
● Eat a healthy, balanced diet and take regular exercise, as recommended by your doctor or diabetes specialist nurse.
● Aim to maintain a healthy weight.
If the condition is left untreated, a number of other health problems can follow, so it’s important to recognize all the signs.
The NHS outlines seven symptoms:
● Urinating more often than usual, particularly at night.
● Feeling very thirsty.
● Feeling very tired.
● Unexplained weight loss.
● Cuts or wounds that heal slowly.
● Blurred vision — caused by the lens of the eye becoming dry.
While the signs and symptoms aren’t always obvious, diabetes can often be diagnosed during a routine check-up.
Diabetes, see your GP as soon as possible.
Early diagnosis and treatment for type 2 diabetes is very important as it may reduce the risk of developing complications later on.