Over 425 million people are currently living with diabetes, meaning many families across the globe are affected by the condition. One of a family’s biggest roles in diabetes is recognising the warning signs of diabetes. A survey conducted by IDF found that 4 in 5 parents said they would struggle to recognise the symptoms that may indicate diabetes. This shows why education and diabetes awareness is vital to ensure the condition can be identified and managed early.
Symptoms of diabetes can include excessive thirst, frequent urination, a lack of energy, blurred vision, slow healing wounds, and numbness in the feet and/or hands. If you suspect you or a family member may have diabetes, book in to see your GP.
Detecting diabetes early and getting on top of treatment could mean avoiding any long-term or serious complications. As a team, we at Hunter Diabetes Centre also see ourselves as your family when it comes to managing your condition. A good support network can make a world of difference, so check in with your family and help keep each other well.