When Diabetes Symptoms Mask Themselves as Signs of Aging

According to the American Diabetes Association, of the 29.1 million who have diabetes, over 8 million of those people did not realize they even had the disease.

Oftentimes, symptoms of diabetes seem like side-effects of getting older (urinating often, fatigue, blurry vision, and pain in the hands and feet) — and when people blame these symptoms on their age, rather than getting screened for diabetes, with time, things can get much worse, as they’re doing nothing to control their blood sugar.

But through education and awareness, we can bring that number down, and help the people we care about to recognize their symptoms and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Find out more about the close relation between diabetes and aging, and how one woman learned the difference in the video!

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