Risk Factors & Symptoms

If you have any of the following risk factors

  • A member of your family has Type 2 diabetes (parent or sibling)
  • You are overweight or if your waist is 31.5 inches or over for women, 35 inches or over for Asian men and 37 inches or over for white and black men
  • You have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or have had a heart attack or stroke
  • You are a woman with polycystic ovarian syndrome and overweight
  • You have impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glycemia
  • If you have had diabetes in previous pregnancies

The more risk factors you have, greater is the risk of developing diabetes

If you have any of these symptoms consult our endocrinologist

  1. Passing urine more often than usual, especially at night
  2. Increased thirst
  3. Extreme tiredness
  4. Unexplained weight loss
  5. Genital itching or regular episodes of thrush
  6. Slow healing of cuts and wounds
  7. Blurred vision

 

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