Symptoms of diabetes in men
We recently received the below message from one of our Diabetic South Africans, asking about the symptoms of diabetes in men. Remember that the symptoms of diabetes are the same in men and women: there are 5 common symptoms.
- Extreme hunger
- Extreme thirst
- Needing to pee a lot, especially at night
- Blurry vision
Message from our community member
I am just very worried about my brother-in-law – his feet are paining something terrible, he says.
He has been to a GP (this had been for about a month or so), they sent him for X-rays and said the results are no blood flow from the knees down to feet. He is a Type 2 diabetic (he is on tablet medication) – could this be diabetic related and what can be done?
– Delia Brookes
Neuropathy and erectile dysfunction: symptoms of diabetes complications in men
It’s helpful to point out two really common diabetes complications in men: neuropathy (which causes pain in the feet) and erectile dysfunction. Find out about neuropathy here, and erectile dysfunction here. Even if you are experiencing diabetes complications, there is still hope – you can turn your diabetes around and live a perfectly normal, healthy, happy life with diabetes.
The most important thing is to take control of your life. You can do this by changing your diet, losing weight if necessary and getting active. Remember, also, that it’s important to take your medication exactly as your doctor prescribes. We encourage people to remember TEEL:
Remember, you are not alone in this journey! Please join us on Diabetic South Africans on Facebook so that you can meet other men and women living well with diabetes in South Africa. We’re all in this together! We all have something to learn from each other, so that we can live our best lives.