What are common signs of diabetes?

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger (especially after eating)
  • Dry mouth
  • Frequent urination or urine infections
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue (weak, tired feeling)
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches

What can happen if diabetes is left untreated?

  • Heart and blood vessel disease
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy)
  • Kidney damage (nephropathy)
  • Eye damage (blindness, cataracts, glaucoma)
  • Foot damage (amputations)
  • Alzheimer’s disease

What steps can I take to prevent and/or control diabetes?

A good plan for preventing or controlling diabetes includes:

  • Making good choices on what, how much and when to eat
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Being physically active
  • Taking medicines (if necessary) to help you meet healthier blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol goals