Sneaky sign of diabetes

The symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be tricky, which helps explain why millions of people have the disease but don’t know it. You may know the classic symptoms of fatigue, recurrent infection and frequent urination. Lesser known signs:

Bad breath
(A smell like nail polish remover). Excess sugar in saliva prompts bacteria growth, which help create foul-smelling gases.

Swollen gums
Increased bacteria can lead to inflammation and bleeding.

Blurred vision
Sugar in the lens of the eye makes it swell and refract light improperly.

Frequent thirst
In an effort to eliminate sugar, the body demands plenty of fluids.

If you have two or more symptoms, and any other risk factors (being over age 40 or overweight; having a family history of diabetest; having high blood pressure or cholesterol), see your doctor.

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