Although diabetes is a chronic disease, it is also a treatable condition. There are two types of diabetes : type 1 and type 2 (the latter is most commonly associated with HIV). Some HIV medication raises blood glucose and cholesterol levels, increasing the risk of developing diabetes .
Symptoms that your blood glucose levels are too high include increased thirst, increased hunger, increased urination, fatigue, weight loss and blurred vision. PLHIV can help prevent diabetes with regular exercise and healthy eating.
See also Heart health.