Actor Tom Hanks’ recent public disclosure that he has Type 2 diabetes sheds light on an ever-increasing health issue faced by millions of people.
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Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing complications. The American Diabetes Association lists the following as typical symptoms diabetes. However, they caution that some people with Type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed.
Common symptoms of diabetes:
• Urinating often
• Feeling very thirsty
• Feeling very hungry — even though you are eating
• Extreme fatigue
• Blurry vision
• Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
• Weight loss - even though you are eating more (type 1)
• Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2)
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