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Symptoms of Diabetes: Diabetes Signs in Women

  By posted Jan 1st 2014
Healthy Living

 

Diabetes Signs in Women


You may be wondering if it is possible for men and women to have different symptoms of diabetes. Apart from the known diabetes signs there are a few additional diabetes signs in women. These diabetes signs are not commonly known and may be considered harmless, but don’t be fooled; we draw the line between diabetes signs in women and men.

Symptoms of Diabetes: Diabetes Signs That Are Common to Men and Women:

  • Increase in thirst
  • Increase in appetite
  • Frequent urination
  • Tiredness
  • Weight loss and weight gain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Vision loss
  • Itchy skin
  • Slow healing


Diabetes Signs in Women:

  • Vaginal infection
  • Yeast infection
  • Affects hormonal functioning
  • May develop polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Depression
  • Higher levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol than men


Diabetes signs in women often go unnoticed and must not be misunderstood. A medical professional can pinpoint if these diabetes signs are curable conditions or the diabetes signs can actually lead to diabetes.

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