Are you wondering, do I have diabetes? The reality is, anyone can develop this disease. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of signs and symptoms that may signal diabetes and get tested for a proper diagnosis. Here are some key ways to check if you have diabetes or may be at risk for developing it in the future.
Symptoms of Diabetes
The words “signs” and “symptoms” are often used interchangeably but there are some real differences. Read more about signs verus symptoms of diabetes.
Diabetes can be diagnosed in a number of ways. In fact, there are 4 different tests that can be done to diagnose diabetes, as recommended by the Diabetes Canada clinical practice guidelines.
Every week I diagnose people with diabetes who have likely had it for 5 years or more and yet had no idea what was happening to them!
If you take insulin to manage your diabetes, you could be at risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). DKA usually occurs in people with type 1 diabetes, but it has been known to happen in people with type 2