Diabetic Body Profile

How do you know if you have diabetes?

SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES

You may be completely unaware because the symptoms when seen on their own seem harmless.

Here is a list of the most common diabetes symptoms:

  • Frequent urination
  • Disproportionate thirst
  • Intense hunger
  • Weight gain
  • Unusual weight loss (usually seen with Type 1 Diabetes)
  • Increased fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Cuts and bruises don’t heal properly or quickly
  • More skin and/or yeast infections
  • Itchy skin
  • Gums are red and/or swollen – Gums pull away from teeth
  • Frequent gum disease/infection
  • Sexual dysfunction among men
  • Numbness or tingling, especially in your feet and hands

The tests included in the profile are:

  • CBC (complete blood count)
  • Glucose Fasting & PP (2 hrs after a meal)
  • Glycosylated Haemoglobin (HbA1c)
  • Urine Routine

Blood and urine tests help show if your diabetes treatment is working and can alert you to early signs of diabetes complications, such as kidney disease, heart disease and eye disease

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