Symptoms of Diabetes: 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
- 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
- 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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