What are Symptoms of Diabetes?
At the Low T Center, we offer testing and treatment for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. When you come in to see us for a men’s health assessment, we’ll run tests that include a full blood panel whether or not you have symptoms of diabetes. However, you should also discuss any symptoms with us, including the ones below. We can work with you to treat both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
What is the Difference in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?
If you have Type 1 diabetes, your pancreas is no longer producing insulin that your body needs to keep your blood sugar level under control. If you have Type 2 diabetes, your body is not correctly using the insulin that your pancreas produces. Lifestyle factors, such as being overweight or not exercising, may play a role in the development of Type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle changes might also help you manage diabetes more effectively.
Symptoms of Diabetes
Some symptoms may indicate that you have either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. You may have been hungrier or thirstier than usual, or you mouth might feel dry all the time. Frequent urination is another diabetes symptom. If your vision is blurred or you find yourself breathing heavily for no apparent reason, this could also indicate that you have diabetes.
Some symptoms of diabetes are non-specific. These include unexplained weight loss and fatigue. These symptoms could point to diabetes or to a number of other conditions as well.
Additional Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
If you have Type 2 diabetes, there may be additional symptoms. Type 2 diabetes symptoms tend to appear gradually. If you have noticed that cuts or other wounds heal much more slowly than usual when you hurt yourself, you might have Type 2 diabetes. Along with unexplained weight loss, weight gain could also indicate the presence of diabetes although you can develop Type 2 diabetes without being overweight. If your skin is itchy or you have been experiencing a numb or tingling feeling in your hands or feet, this could also be a sign of diabetes. Some men who have diabetes also suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Help for Diabetes Symptoms at Low T Center
If we diagnose you with diabetes, we’ll create an individualized treatment based on the type of diabetes that you have, your overall health and whether you have any other conditions, such as sleep apnea or low testosterone. Our goal at Low T Center is to treat you as a whole person and not a collection of symptoms. This means we try to determine the underlying cause of any symptoms you are having and figure out how to help you feel your best again. Our treatment includes follow up and monitoring to make sure it is effective and that we address any additional concerns you have.
If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms of diabetes or if you are just not feeling well, make an online appointment with us today at the Low T Center. We can determine whether diabetes or another condition is the cause of those symptoms and will start working with you on a health plan to help you feel more like yourself.