Nov 8, 2010 |
A man from Virginia relays his story about discovering he had diabetes, and Dr. Rodgers helps listeners recognize the symptoms.
People often ask about the warning signs of diabetes. Here's how one man from Virginia described his experience.
"I noticed one time when I was constantly having [sic] to use the men's room at night time, so I didn't know what was going on, and I was constantly being thirsty all the time, so that kind of alarmed me, and when I was refereeing a basketball game one time, I went over to the score book, and I couldn't see the score book, so I really got scared at that time."
Hi, I'm Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you Healthy Moments from the NIH. I'm the director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
This man was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. If you experience frequent urination, increased thirst, and blurred vision, tell your doctor.
And if you have a family member with diabetes, ask your doctor if you're at risk for the disease and how you can prevent it.
For more information, visit our website at Yourdiabetesinfo.org or MyMajicDC.com . This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers. Join me next week for more Healthy Moments.