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9 Early Signs Of Diabetes You Must Know (#2 Is So Often Overlooked)

Diabetes is sneaky. The early symptoms can go unnoticed for months or years. In fact, 1 in 3 people with type 2 diabetes don’t know they have it. 1 in 3. Most actually do experience the early signs but don’t realise or understand what they are. Early detection and treatment can have a profound impact on your long-term health. A 3-year delay in diagnosis increases your relative risk of heart disease by 29% (1). Therefore by knowing what to look for, you can take control of the situation before it takes control of you. Diabetes Symptoms In Adults and Children Diabetes is the term given to blood sugar (glucose) levels that are too high for a sustained period of time. The signs or symptoms of high blood sugar are typically the same for both children and adults. Patients with type 1 diabetes usually develop symptoms over a sudden, short period of time. The condition is often diagnosed in an emergency setting. Type 2 diabetes on the other hand progresses quite slowly. Symptoms tend to come on gradually, which is why they are often overlooked. Some don’t experience any early symptoms at all. The following early signs of diabetes are the most common: 1. Increased urination is arguabl Continue reading >>

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  1. tech9000

    Urine smells sweet, but my blood glucose levels are well under alarming levels!

    Hello,
    I'm a 26 year old guy, who works in tech! I recently have been having symptoms of carpal tunnel and I've been adjusting my workspace with ergonomic mouse and keyboard to combat that! I read that carpal tunnel or RA in the wrists can be because of diabetes! And off late, I've been observing that my urine smells sweet and fruity. So, I jumped in and got a blood glucose meter and tested my levels several times mostly after lunch/dinner and found the levels to be under 100. What might be the reason for sweet smelling urine because my blood glucose levels seem to be normal!
    I might be slightly over weight considering I'm 5'9" and 185 pounds.
    Any help is highly appreciated
    Thanks,
    J

  2. MarkM

    Originally Posted by tech9000
    ... I've been observing that my urine smells sweet and fruity. ... If it isn't glucose, could it be ketones? Have you been losing weight?

  3. Chrysalis

    Ketones in the urine would not be good unless you are deliberately on a ketogenic diet (very, very low carbs). You should probably get in to see your doctor ASAP. In the meanwhile, you can purchase a ketone meter and strips similar to a glucose meter and strips so you can test yourself. If your reading is high, get medical treatment immediately.

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