WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF DIABETES?

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Diabetes affects more than 3 million French.

But ignore some 500,000 havediabetes.

Why and how can we make the diagnosis of diabetes?

Diabetes: a silent killer

Diabetics can live for several years without noticing their hyperglycemia (excessive sugar, that is to say greater than 126 milligrams per deciliter of blood, fasted).

However, the complications of diabetes can be serious: cardiac infarction, stroke, blindness, kidney failure …

Diabetes is a serious disease to diagnose without waiting. But detect without making blood test is almost an investigator working …

Several types of diabetes and several types of signs and symptoms

There are several types of diabetes and the most common are those of type 1 or 2. Their causes differ, their events too.

For type 1 diabetes, the diagnosis is not a problem. It concerns young patients, children and teenagers, and symptoms appear quickly. Patients urinate a lot, drink a lot, lose weight or even fall into a coma.

But the diagnosis is more difficult for type 2 diabetes, which accounts for nine out of ten diabetes and concerns patients most often 40 or 50 years.

As it evolves more slowly for five to ten years without manifest. In the absence of symptoms and screening, of course, no treatment is implemented.

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