Millions of people suffer from diabetes worldwide and there are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes happens when the immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. When this happens, the body will not have enough insulin to function normally. Type 2 diabetes can be caused by many factors including family history, age, obesity, and a bad diet. Here at Broadway Pharmacy, we would like to remind you of some of the warning signs of diabetes to look out for.
- Increased hunger even after eating
The food we eat is turned into energy in the form of glucose. If our bodies cannot make enough insulin or become resistant to insulin, our cells are unable to bring in the glucose which is needed to convert it to energy, thus making us feel more hungry and tired. Diabetics need a drug prescription for insulin to counteract insulin resistance.
- Pain or numbness in the feet or legs
High blood sugar can affect the blood flow in the body that can cause nerve damage over time, which is indicated by numbness in the feet or legs. Check your blood sugar regularly, you could use a home test kit found in most pharmacies like our pharmacy in North Bergen, New Jersey.
Severe to moderate headaches that occur frequently could be a warning sign for diabetes. These headaches can be attributed to having irregular blood glucose levels. If you think your headaches are caused by diabetes, go see your doctor immediately for a diabetes test. You may relieve the pain with medication such as ibuprofen which is supplied by pharmacies like us, we sell a variety of pharmaceutical supplies in New Jersey.