There are a total of 29.1 million people in the United States living with diabetes, that makes up 9.3% of the population. But did you know that a staggering 8.1 million people are estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be undiagnosed? That means 1 in 4 people don’t even know they have the disease.
So how do you know if you have it? What are the early signs to look out for and what do you do when these signs show themselves? The symptoms could be easy to miss.
You’re Going To The Bathroom More Than Usual
The average person might urinate between four to seven times in a given day. Individuals who are diabetic tend to go way more. This is a result of your body not able to absorb glucose into your kidneys effectively. This causes the body to make more urine in an effort to expel it.
Pay attention to the frequency and volume of urine your outputting.
If you find your getting up in the night to pee frequently when you didn’t before; it could be an early sign of being pre-diabetic.