Symptoms, Diagnosis & Monitoring of Diabetes & Heart Disease

Prediabetes has no symptoms, while type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes have symptoms like increased thirst, increased appetite, fatigue, unusual weight loss, blurred vision, fruity odor or breath. It can be diagnosed and monitored by following tests which are A1C or glycosylated hemoglobin test, fasting plasma glucose test, and oral glucose tolerance test. A heart disease symptom depends upon the type of heart diseases to a person. Symptoms of heart disease in our blood vessels (Atherosclerotic disease) are more likely to have chest pain, chest tightness, angina, and shortness of breath. Heart disease symptoms caused by abnormal heartbeats include fluttering in chest, dizziness, tachycardia, bradycardia, and syncope. Heart disease symptoms caused by heart defects include pale gray or blue skin color (cyanosis), Swelling in the legs, abdomen or areas around the eyes, and poor weight gain. Tests to diagnose heart disease can include an electrocardiogram (ECG), Holter monitor, echocardiogram, stress test, cardiac catheterization, cardiac computerized tomography (CT) scan, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased appetite
  • Fatigue
  • A1C Test
  • Fasting Plasma Glucose Test (FPG)
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Cardiac CT angiography
  • Catheterization
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pacemakers/ICDs pacers, pumps

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