Living Healthy With Diabetes

Could You Have Type 2? 10 Diabetes Symptoms

Diabetes is often called the silent killer because of its easy-to-miss symptoms.
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Tingling or numbness

Tingling and numbness in the hands and feet, along with burning pain or swelling, are signs that nerves are being damaged by diabetes.

"If (the symptoms are) recent, it's more likely to be reversible," Dr. Collazo-Clavell says.

Still, as with vision, if blood sugar levels are allowed to run rampant for too long, neuropathy (nerve damage) will be permanent. "That's why we try to control blood sugar as quickly and as well as possible," she says.

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