Diabetes is scary-common in the U.S.—but the freakiest thing about it might be the number of people who are walking around undiagnosed. Of the 30 million people in the U.S. with diabetes, 25 percent aren’t aware they have the disease, according to data from the CDC. That’s probably because diabetes symptoms are often subtle, meaning many young women easily miss or dismiss them.
Left untreated, it can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, nerve damage, and dementia down the road
These 12 surprising diabetes symptoms in women should definitely be on your radar: