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Diabetes

It’s amazing how inter-related health conditions can be, and how having one can make another worse.

Last week we talked about High Blood Pressure and how it increases the risk of both heart attacks and strokes. But did you know that having Diabetes can also increase your risk of heart disease and stroke?

Diabetes is an illness where you have too much glucose (sugar) in your blood. This can either happen quite suddenly in the case of Type 1 Diabetes, which is usually diagnosed in children or adolescents, or Type 2 Diabetes which occurs gradually over time and is often associated with being overweight.

Some of the symptoms for Diabetes include:

* Frequent urination (peeing)
* Excessive thirst and hunger
* Fatigue
* Irritability
* Blurred vision
* Slow-healing wounds

If you think you may have diabetes please make sure to make an appointment to see your GP. Ph 09 2359102

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