You have just been told that you have diabetes. People react in many different ways upon this diagnosis. It’s possible that you have been on the road to diabetes for a long time. Maybe the glucose in your blood (blood glucose) has been increasing for many years but you’ve only been told to be careful. You may feel shock, disbelief, anger, disappointment and denial, which are common reactions. The most effective way to deal with these feeling is learning how to live with your condition.
Common signs of diabetes include:
- Unusual thirst
- Frequent urination
- Unusual weight loss
- Extreme fatigue or lack of energy
- Blurred vision
- Frequent or recurring infections
- Cuts and bruises that are slow to heal
- Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
Often there are no symptoms early on in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Many people find out when the effects of this disease start taking place.