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Research shows that everyone is at higher risk of getting diabetes after they turn 40 years of age. So if you are over 40, get tested every three years. And, if you are over 40 and have any of the risk factors listed here, you should be tested more often. If you are: A member of a high-risk group (Aboriginal, Hispanic, Asian, South Asian or African Caribbean descent) Overweight (especially around your middle) If you have: A parent, brother or sister with diabetes Given birth to a baby that weighed more than 4 kg (9 lb) Had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) Developed a condition where your body has become less sensitive to the effects of insulin, and has to work harder to control blood glucose (called impaired glucose tolerance or prediabetes) High blood pressure High cholesterol or other fats in the blood
You should take early signs of diabetes seriously. See a doctor to have your blood glucose checked. Signs that you may have diabetes or high blood glucose levels include: Feeling more thirsty Frequent urination A sudden weight change, either a gain or a loss A lack of energy or feeling tired more than usual Blurred vision Infections that are more frequent or recurring Injuries, such as cuts and bruises, that are slow to heal Tingling or no feeling in your hands or feet Trouble getting or maintaining an erection source:http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/ms/diabetes/en/preventing_diabetes.html
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