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Not so long ago a diagnosis of diabetes meant a crippling and progressive disease with a poor quality of life. However, thanks to new treatment developments and better diagnostic testing, diabetes has become a much easier condition to manage. The earlier the diagnosis is made the less invasive the treatment will be and the easier the progression of the disease is to control.
The following symptoms are the first warning signs of diabetes:
• Excessive drinking
• Passing more urine
• Fatigue and generally feeling unwell
If an individual suspects they may have the symptoms of diabetes it is vital that they visit their GP immediately.
Regardless of the above symptoms, a person can and should request a test for blood-glucose levels at their next general appointment with a healthcare professional. A blood-glucose test is very simple and can be done through a urine test or a blood test.
Diabetes is easy to diagnose but only if the right tests are done.
Dr Paul Stillman, General Practitioner
Expert in health education
Chief medical adviser of Streaming Well
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