Questions & Answers about Diabetes in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Common Symptoms

Managing Diabetes on Sick Days

Being sick and diabetes

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How can you tell if you have diabetes? Most early symptoms are from higher-than-normal levels of glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. With type 1 diabetesthe symptoms usually happen quickly, in a matter of days or a few weeks. Your body converts the food you eat into glucose that your cells use for energy.

But your cells need insulin to bring the glucose in. This can make you more hungry and tired than usual. Peeing more often and being thirstier. The average person usually has to pee between four and seven times in 24 hours, but people with diabetes may go a lot more. Normally your body reabsorbs glucose as it passes through your kidneys, being sick and diabetes. This causes the croop and diabetes to make more urine, and that takes fluids.

You might pee out more, too. Dry mouth and itchy skin. Being sick and diabetes could get dehydrated, and your mouth may feel dry. Dry skin can make you itchy. Changing fluid levels in your body could make the lenses in your eyes swell up. They change shape and lose their ability to focus. Both men and women with diabetes can get these. Yeast feeds on glucose, so having plenty around makes it thrive. Infections can grow in any warm, moist fold of skin, including:, being sick and diabetes.

Slow-healing sores or cuts. Over time, high blood sugar can affect your blood flow and cause nerve damage that makes it hard for your body to heal wounds. Pain or numbness in your feet or legs. This is another result of nerve damage. Ketones can make you feel sick to your stomach. When you spot the condition early, being sick and diabetes, you can avoid nerve damage, heart trouble, and other complications. Common Symptoms Both types of diabetes have some of the same telltale warning signs.

Other Type 2 Symptoms These tend to show up after your glucose has been high for a long time. Infections can grow in any warm, moist fold of being sick and diabetes, including: Between fingers and toes Under breasts In or around sex organs Slow-healing sores or cuts.

Other Type 1 Symptoms Unplanned being sick and diabetes loss. As a general rule, call your doctor if you: Feel sick to your stomach, weak, and very thirsty Are peeing a lot Have a bad belly ache Are breathing more deeply and faster than normal Have sweet breath that smells like nail polish remover.

This is a sign of very high ketones.


Being sick and diabetes