One in three, with diabetes, does not know he has this disease because the signs of the disease are subtle. Diabetes is a disease that, untreated, can lead to complications such as heart disease, blindness, or renal failure.
"Diabetes is a very parasitic disease that does not give symptoms until it starts to eat inside," said Dr. Laura Ene, a specialist in diabetes, nutrition and metabolic diseases.
Diabetes is of two types, I and II. 95% of people with diabetes have type II. It evolves in two phases: one prediabete and one type II diabetes, actually. Combined, obesity plus stress and food abuse ultimately lead to diabetes. This means a blood glucose level of 126 and above 6.5 unh level of glycated hemoglobin, an indicator that represents the mean of the blood sugar in the last three months.
"A high blood glucose gives intense thirst that is often confused with normal thirst, summer, dehydration, high hunger and weight loss as well as frequent urination or frequent urinary infections," Dr. Laura Ene added.
Only one-third of patients with diabetes have the characteristic symptoms of the disease (intense thirst, elimination of a large amount of urine, etc.), others being accidentally discovered in ophthalmology (where they come for visual disturbances), neurology signs of diabetic neuropathy or stroke), gynecology (where patients present for genital pruritus), cardiology, dermatology, nephrology, surgery, etc., where patients come from the complications of diabetes.