If you didn’t know, diabetes is a debilitating disease that prevents your pancreas from creating insulin. Insulin is a vital hormone that allows your body to convert sugar into energy.
Without insulin, your body would retain excessive amounts of sugar which can prove to be fatal if left untreated. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes has increased by 400% from 1980 to 2014. More surprisingly, out of the 29.1 million people that have diabetes, over 8 million of them are undiagnosed. That means over 25% of people with diabetes don’t know they have it.
Here are some early warning signs of diabetes that should alert you to see your doctor: