Symptoms of Diabetes
Recognising the symptoms of diabetes is the first step towards effective management. Common signs include:
- Increased thirst and hunger
- Frequent urination
- Blurred vision
- Unexplained weight loss.
- Cuts and wounds taking longer to heal
If you or a loved one are experiencing these symptoms, it’s important to consult a healthcare professional for diagnosis and management.
Type 1 diabetes - Diabetes develops when the body's immune defences target and eliminate the cells in the pancreas that are essential for insulin production. Consequently, the body loses its ability to naturally produce this crucial hormone.
Type 2 diabetes - more common in adults, is characterised by the body's inability to use insulin effectively.