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Get a group of women together who have given birth - particularly when in the company of an expectant mother, and more likely than not the topic of labor and delivery stories will come up. The tougher and longer the labor, then the more impressed are the listeners of the teller. A similar exchange of stories occurs when a group of parents who all have a Type 1 child get together. Instead of labor and delivery, the topic is about the often circuitous and frightening road parents took to a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. The higher the blood glucose levels at diagnosis, the more in awe we are (at least I am). Parents aren't the only ones who share stories - Type 1s likewise will tell each other about how they came to be diagnosed. These stories typically have common threads: what were the symptoms experienced and for how long, how aware were they of diabetes and its symptoms, and unfortunately, there are some horror stories of medical practitioners that just wouldn't listen. Our - more sp...
Heart attack warning signs for women. Very few pre-menopausal women have heart attacks, unless they smoke, have diabetes, or are on birth control pills for a long period of time. Smoking seems to be the biggest risk factor: • Nausea and vomiting that won’t stop • Breathlessness (but not sighing) with exertion or especially if it wakes you up at night • Chest discomfort that starts behind the breast bone and radiates to either shoulder or arm, neck, or to the lower (but not upper) jaw • Discomfort in the lower jaw especially if it occurs only with exertion or will not go away • Discomfort in the upper back especially if it occurs only with exertion or will not go away • ...
SymptomsType 2 diabetes usually begins gradually and progresses slowly. Symptoms in adults include:Excessive thirstIncreased urinationFatigueBlurred visionWeight lossIn women, vaginal yeast infections or fungal infections under the breasts or in the groinSevere gum problemsItchingErectile dysfunction in menUnusual sensations, such as tingling or burning, in the extremitiesSymptoms in children are often different:Most children are obese or overweightIncreased urination is mild or even absentMany children develop a skin problem called acanthosis, characterized by velvety, dark colored patches of skin
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