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How long can you have signs of diabetes before you get into trouble?

How long can you have signs of diabetes before you get into trouble?
Our office receptionist has been getting the signs of diabetes (thirsty, going to the loo a lot, blurred vision, headaches, tiredness) for the last week, and she has a history in the family. I am concerned, both as a friend, and as one of the company First Aiders. How quickly should she be getting to a dr (she "doesn't want to make a fuss"), and, more importantly, how long, if she leaves it, would it be before something major happens?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Jan 2010
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we cannot say that .but first let her check her blood sugar levels first and if her sugar levels are controlled by taking proper medication and dieting then some of her problems will be reduced.and remember any damage to the eye (diabetic retinopathy) or any other organ due to high sugar levles are irreversible eve if her sugar levels are controlled later.

Answered: Fri, 8 Jan 2010
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