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Tips for the Newly Diagnosed

Tips for taking control of your diabetes life after diagnosis.


By the dLife Editors

It’s important to take control of your diabetes as soon as you’re diagnosed, which is why early detection is important. Symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 may include:

  • excessive thirst and frequent urination
  • extreme hunger
  • fatigue, or a feeling of being “run down” and tired
  • blurred vision
  • dry, itchy skin
  • tingling or burning pain in the feet, legs, hands, or other body parts
  • high blood pressure
  • mood swings or depression
  • frequent infections, such as urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and skin infections
  • slow healing of cuts and bruises
Tips for the Newly Diagnosed
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Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

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