Patricia shares the common symptoms she experiences with diabetes and when they occur.
With diabetes when your blood sugar goes up, your increase of needing to drink, extreme thirst, frequent urinations, those are classic symptoms. Occasionally you can get nausea and headachy with elevated sugars. Low sugars, they can change over the years. When you’re early diagnosed, it’s usually heart racing and ravenous hunger and sometimes diaphoresis, tremulousness and those types of feelings.
Anymore I get really tired and if my sugar is low, I am exhausted and very pale and I don’t always note that I am low in sugar, so I have to depend on those around me to assist.
The new treatments they have at this point with the continuous glucose monitoring devices that you can wear have been a big help to me in that score, and I use an insulin pump and both of those devices, there’s a learning curve with working with them, but once you figure out what to do, you actually are able to work through the process, and it enhances your life so much. You can do anything, which is good.
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