13. Fungal Infections
Frequent fungal infections may be a sign of diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, persons with diabetes are susceptible to infections with Candida albicans. This red, itchy rash may show up in your armpits, groin, between your fingers or toes, or under the breasts. Jock itch, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and vaginal yeast infections are other fungal infections that diabetic patients may suffer.
12. Bad Breath
If you have bad breath despite faithful tooth brushing, flossing, and brushing the surface of your tongue, gum disease may be the culprit. The American Academy of Periodontology asserts that gum disease may increase your risk of heart disease. Therefore, it is critical to prevent gum disease before it gets out of hand. Irritated and inflamed gums can progress to tooth sensitivity, receding gums, and bone loss, which are a result of periodontal disease. Other warning signs of gum disease include swollen gums, gums that bleed easily, and teeth that shift or become loose.
11. Weight Loss
While many of us dedicate many hours at the gym and mental focus to counting calories, others may find they are undergoing unexpected weight loss. Unfortunately, unexplained weight loss may be an indicator of underlying health problems. The Mayo Clinic provides a long list of health disorders that may result in unexplained weight loss. Examples of these conditions include Addison’s disease, diabetes, depression, heart failure, thyroid disorders, and Parkinson’s disease. Make an appointment with your doctor to determine the cause if you find you are unintentionally losing weight.