The number of Irish people currently living with diabetes is estimated to be over a quarter of a million.
The consequences of poorly controlled diabetes are far reaching, affecting the eyes, heart, kidneys, nerves and arteries.
If you have any of the following symptoms, it is important that you visit your GP to be checked for diabetes:
- Extreme thirst
- Fatigue, feeling excessively tired.
- Blurred vision.
- Numbness or tingling sensation in hands or feet.
- Recurring infections.
- Passing more urine than usual, especially at night.
- Unintentional and rapid weight changes
If you have been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, your GP or consultant may refer you to a dietitian. A comprehensive dietary assessment and body composition analysis will be completed. You will also be fully advised on the dietary modifications to make in order to manage your condition.
Useful link : www.diabetes.ie