Diabetes Signs Symptoms Complications and Cost

If you like I have been diagnosed as a diabetic you have now become a member of what is perhaps one of the fastest growing fraternity clubs in the world. This fraternity if predictions are correct will increase its membership, year after year for the foreseeable future.


What do members of this diabetes fraternity have in common? Quite simply put, all risk doubling their chances of an early death unless major changes are made to their own personal lifestyles.


Unbelievably between 2012 and 2015 1.5 to 5 million men and women died of diabetes.


To put it another way 415 million people in 2015 that’s 8% of the world's inhabitants were suffering from either type one, or type two diabetes, thus making diabetes one of the most expensive diseases to treat anywhere in the world, thus overwhelming already overstrained health services to the sum of US$612 billion every year.


The cost for the same period in the United States of America alone was $245 Billion, every single year.


Symptoms of Diabetes can include the following: High blood sugar levels, frequent urination, increased thirst and increased hunger.


The above is not a complete list of symptoms, but if you have any of these symptoms, it is imperative you seek medical assistance without delay.


Failure to search for medical assistance after developing any of the above symptoms can lead to many other acute complications including Heart disease, stroke, chronic kidney failure, foot ulcers, blurry vision, headache, fatigue, slow healing of cuts, itchy skin and in extreme cases death.


In Conclusion: If you think you have diabetes, or have been diagnosed with diabetes please remember many lifestyle changes are required to be made if you, as a diabetes sufferer do not want to join the 1.5 to 5.0 million men and women worldwide who die of diabetes every year.


Diabetics can be treated and you can, like I, live with diabetes by seeking medical advice and by changing your lifestyle.


We will, here at Global Breaking News Hub, each week bring you information to help you live with diabetes so please check back regularly. Let’s do this together and become a survivor of the Diabetes fraternity.


Steve Simmonds

For Global Breaking News Hub

Freelance journalist and author


Credits and Sources: My friends at Wikipedia. Canadian Diabetes Association, American Diabetes Association, Diabetes UK


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