Cape Town – November is the Month of Awareness of Diabetes. As part of a Diabetes awareness drive campaign, the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) warns not everyone who has diabetes demonstrates the obvious symptoms.
People should also look for other unusual signs that may indicate high levels of blood sugar:
Skin parks – Dark, muddy nappies in skin folds, usually on the back of the throat, headaches, or nuts, are often an early warning signal of high blood sugar levels. This is caused by high levels of insulin that promote the growth of skin and melanin cells, pigment in these cells, which makes the dark nappies.
Better vision – A blurry vision is a diabetes symptom. But, in fact, any vision can change, whether for better or worse, can also be a symptom. This is because diabetes causes fluid levels in the body to move around, including the inside of their eyes, which can lead to changes in mind.
Itchiness – Diabetes disrupts the circulation of the blood and causes nerve damage, which can lead to dry skin and inflation.
Hearing loss – The ICPA advises that one study by the National Health Organization suggests that hearing loss can be an early warning signal of diabetes, and researchers believe that diabetes is damaging & # 39 ; the blood vessels and nerves inside the ear, leading to a sub-par hearing.
Snoring – "Statistics have shown that about half of the type 2 diabetes sniper. The connection is not fully understood, but it seems that people who are cheated to release stress hormone during sleeping, which can raise blood sugar levels, "said Jackie Maimin, CEO of the ICPA.
Cuts and injuries are getting worse and slower – The immune system and the processes that help the body improve are not working so well when sugar levels are high
Tingle your feet – High levels of blood sugar can cause complications well before you realize that you have diabetes. One of these is peripheral nervous damage, which can cause numbness or pins and needles in your feet
You are more likely to have urine tract infections and yeast – Higher levels of urine and vagina sugar can become a breeding area for the bacteria and sore that cause these infections. Regular infections can be a sign of diabetes.
The number of people suffering from Diabetes is on the rise, and in light of this, the ICPA encourages South Africa to have diabetes screening and testing during the Awareness Month of Diabetes – independent community pharmacies are Free screening of diabetes risks in November.
Maimin explains that the ICPA has developed a diabetes risk assessment tool that anticipates the likelihood of a person who develops diabetes in the next few years, or already has it.
This risk assessment includes a series of questioned questions and data analyzes that show whether a person should go on for further tests and if they need counseling on lifestyle changes to Avoid developing diabetes.
* For more information contact the Independent Community Pharmacy Association on (021) 671 4473.