A potential diabetes symptom women should be aware of
30.3 million people living in the US have diabetes, and 7.2 million haven’t been diagnosed.
Generally, both men and women present the same symptoms for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes – but women can experience one vital symptom that men don’t: irregular menstrual periods. Among women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, a menstrual disorder that may be caused by excess amounts of insulin, the risk of diabetes is four times higher. With diabetes on the rise, it’s important for women to pay special attention to possible symptoms of the disease, especially if they have a family history or other risk factors. To learn more about diabetes symptoms women should be aware of, as well as the types of diabetes women are at risk of, read this article at Shape.