Diabetes Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
Adams writes that strange behavior can be a sign of low blood sugar, or hypoglycema. This might happen if your diabetes medication is working too well.
Though low blood sugar can be easy to treat with a healthy snack or fruit juice, it's possible that the you'll be too out of it to notice your symptoms or figure out how to bring your body back to equilibrium.
Endocrinologist Adrian Vella, MD of the Mayo Clinic told WebMD that Fungal infections of the skin are more likely to occur when your blood sugar is consistently above the magic number of about 180-200 [mg/dL].
So your cuts can be doubly problematic: The infection could spread, and it could also be a sign that your blood sugar is dangerously high.
Sores on your feet can be the first sign of a diabetic foot ulcer, according to Adams.
Diabetes patients should make foot exams a regular part of their health routine that includes daily self-checks and regular visits to the doctor.
Symptoms of Heart Disease
Diabetes patients are at a higher risk for heart disease, heart attack and stroke than the general population. Because these heart conditions can be fatal, you should watch your symptoms carefully. See a doctor at the first sign of trouble.
Note that symptoms of serious cardiac events go way beyond chest pain. Less well-known symptoms can include pain in the left arm, nausea, shortness of breath, and many more.