Many of us enjoy our morning coffee — the smell, the taste, the feeling it gives us. It’s one thing we look forward to as we start our day. Unfortunately, coffee can also lead to frequent trips to the restroom.
Though frequent urination is common after a few cups of coffee or excessive fluid intake, it’s also a common symptom of diabetes.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.
Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems.
Dangers of Diabetes
If you don’t make the effort to get a handle on it, you could set yourself up for a host of complications. Diabetes can take a toll on nearly every organ in your body, including the:
The following symptoms of diabetes are typical. However, some people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed.
With type 1 diabetes, the symptoms usually happen quickly, in a matter of days or a few weeks and they’re much more severe, too.
Common symptoms of diabetes:
If you have any of the warnings signs of diabetes, give your doctor a call.
Because type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health complications, it’s important to be aware of any diabetes warning signs and get tested for diabetes if you have any of these symptoms.
And with the correct treatment and recommended lifestyle changes, many people with diabetes are able to prevent or delay the onset of complications.
All content and information are for general informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for the advice, diagnosis, and/or treatment by a qualified medical practitioner.
Before starting any diet or exercise regimen, check with your physician to see what’s best for you.
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