What are the symptoms of anemia in diabetes?
Diabetes patients with anemia may feel weak, become tired easily, and have problems carrying out routine activities. Since these symptoms are also symptoms of diabetes, it may be difficult to determine if your symptoms are caused by anemia or by diabetes. Other symptoms of anemia include pale skin, chest pain, irritability, numbness or coldness in the hands and feet, a fast heartbeat, shortness of breath with activity, and headache. If you’ve been feeling some of these symptoms and think you may have anemia, we recommend you see your healthcare professional. To help you tell your doctor about your symptoms which could be related to anemia, NAAC has developed an anemia Symptoms Quiz for you to fill out and take to your doctor. Close communication with your doctor will help him or her provide the treatment that is best for you based on what is causing the anemia. According to Dr. McGill, “Doctors and patients can work together to control anemia effectively through medication and lifestyl