Diabetes Symptoms

diabetes symptoms

What are Diabetes Symptoms?

The term ‘diabetes’ covers a range of conditions where the glucose (sugar) in the blood becomes higher than normal. Insulin is a hormone that acts like a key to open cells and let glucose enter from the blood. The glucose comes from the food we eat and gives us energy. When you have diabetes, the body either can’t make enough insulin or the insulin that is being made does not work properly. This causes your blood glucose level to become too high. High blood glucose levels can affect both your short and long term health.

We have discussed the different types of diabetes in previous post and now want to dive a little deeper into the symptoms of each type.


Please remember if you are concerned or if you have any of the following diabetes symptoms, see your doctor about getting your blood sugar tested.


Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

  • Increased thirst.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Bed-wetting in children who previously didn’t wet the bed during the night.
  • Extreme hunger.
  • Unintended weight loss.
  • Irritability and other mood changes.
  • Fatigue and weakness.
  • Blurred vision.


Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Increased hunger
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing cuts
  • Frequent infections

AB Health and Fitness is pleased to offer the Life! program, a FREE preventative health initiative that helps you reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This program gives you the motivation and support needed to make and maintain positive changes and to adopt healthy behaviours and a more active lifestyle and in addition to this every eligible participant is given a 5 month membership to AB Health and Fitness.

To see if you are eligible take the eligibility test below or send us an email info@ab-life.com.au

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