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What are the symptoms of diabetes?

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  • In addition to a spike in appetite, other symptoms of diabetes include: Extreme thirst
  • Blurry vision
  • Cuts and bruises that take a long time to heal
  • Tingling or pain in your hands or feet
  • Fatigue

SOURCES:

Aldrich, N. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, May-June 2013.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Antihistamines and Weight Gain."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Eating During Pregnancy."

American Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Symptoms."

American Sleep Association: "Sleep Deprivation -- What is Sleep Deprivation?"

Chambers, L. Trends in Food Science and Technology, February 2015.

Cleveland Clinic: "Am I Pregnant?"

Coffin, C. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology, April 2006.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Emotional Eating: Causes, Prevention, Treatment and Resources."

Harvard Health Publications: "Why stress causes people to overeat," "Could it be my thyroid?"

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health: "Artificial Sweeteners," "Fiber," "Sleep: Waking Up to Sleep's Role in Weight Control," "Carbohydrates."

KidsHealth.org: "Polyphagia."

Mayo Clinic: "Diabetes symptoms: When diabetes symptoms are a concern," "Stress Management," "Depression (major depressive episode)," "Hypoglycemia."

University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences/Science Life: "Sleep loss boosts hunger and unhealthy food choices."

UC San Diego Health: "Wide Effect: Drugs That Promote Weight Gain."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "When Your Weight Gain Is Caused By Medicine."

Van Den Eeden, S. Neurology, October 1994.

Yang, Q. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, June 2010.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 2, 2019

SOURCES:

Aldrich, N. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, May-June 2013.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Antihistamines and Weight Gain."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Eating During Pregnancy."

American Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Symptoms."

American Sleep Association: "Sleep Deprivation -- What is Sleep Deprivation?"

Chambers, L. Trends in Food Science and Technology, February 2015.

Cleveland Clinic: "Am I Pregnant?"

Coffin, C. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology, April 2006.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Emotional Eating: Causes, Prevention, Treatment and Resources."

Harvard Health Publications: "Why stress causes people to overeat," "Could it be my thyroid?"

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health: "Artificial Sweeteners," "Fiber," "Sleep: Waking Up to Sleep's Role in Weight Control," "Carbohydrates."

KidsHealth.org: "Polyphagia."

Mayo Clinic: "Diabetes symptoms: When diabetes symptoms are a concern," "Stress Management," "Depression (major depressive episode)," "Hypoglycemia."

University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences/Science Life: "Sleep loss boosts hunger and unhealthy food choices."

UC San Diego Health: "Wide Effect: Drugs That Promote Weight Gain."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "When Your Weight Gain Is Caused By Medicine."

Van Den Eeden, S. Neurology, October 1994.

Yang, Q. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, June 2010.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 2, 2019

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