Are you on the lookout? – Spotting diabetes symptoms

Posted on: November 11th, 2014 by JayHawkPharmacyBlogger

In observance of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Jayhawk Pharmacy is dedicating our blog to a four-part series on diabetes awareness.  As mentioned in part one of this series, diabetes affects roughly 29.1 million Americans, and another 1.7 million people are diagnosed each year. The second part of our three-part series will help you better understand the various symptoms and warning signs of diabetes.

There are many symptoms of diabetes that one should look out for.  While there can be many explanations of most of these symptoms individually that do not involve diabetes, the more of these symptoms that are present, the higher likelihood diabetes is in the picture. 

For the purposes of this article, we have grouped these symptoms into physical symptoms – those that are physically visible— and sensation based symptoms – those that are feelings/sensation that one may be experiencing.

Physical Symptoms of Diabetes

  • Weight  Loss
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Vomiting and stomach pain
  • Frequent infections
  • Frequent urination


Sensation Symptoms of Diabetes

  • Excessive thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Fatigue
  • A tingling sensation or numbness in the hands or feet
  • Blurred vision

What to do if you are experiencing multiple symptoms?

If you are dealing with more than one of these symptoms at the same time, please consult a physician for proper testing and treatment.  While diabetes is something that can be managed under the proper care and guidance of a physician, it should not go untreated.

How can Jayhawk Pharmacy help?

Jayhawk Pharmacy has a full-service pharmacy and prescription refill service that can help you with any of your diabetic needs.  Whether you prefer to submit your prescription needs in person or online at our online prescription refill page, we are here to help serve you in any way possible.   Stay tuned for part three of our four-part series on diabetes that discusses some of the ways you can treat your diabetes. 

Source: International Diabetes Federation (IDF)


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