Diabetes is a medical condition which is quite common these days. It is important to manage and monitor your blood sugar levels and ensure this is well within the ‘safe’ range when you are suffering from diabetes. The two main types of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. There is a possibility that the warning signs of diabetes have been present for quite some time and you are not aware of this. To help you with this listed below are some of the early warning signs of this disease.
- Thirst and Frequent Urination:
A person suffering from diabetes needs to urinate more than four to seven times in a day. Normally, an individual will urinate anywhere between four to seven times. Under normal conditions, the body reabsorbs the glucose when this passes through kidneys, this is not so when you are suffering from diabetes. With the rise in blood sugar the kidneys are not able to reabsorb. This leads to an increase in urination, which requires fluids. As you tend to urinate more during this time, you also feel thirstier.
- Fatigue and Hunger:
If you feel hungry throughout the day and get tired easily it is advisable to check out for diabetes. The food consumed is converted into glucose by your body. This is used by the cells as energy. To take in the glucose, the cells require insulin. In case your cells are not able to take in the insulin made by your body, or if the body is not making enough insulin then it is not possible for the glucose to get in. You are sapped of energy. This is what makes you tired and hungry.
- Vision gets blurred:
As the fluid levels change in your body with diabetes, the lenses of your eyes tend to swell up. This means there is a change in shape and they are not able to focus.
- Itchy Skin and Dry Mouth:
Your body loses out on moisture due to the frequent urination. There is a possibility of dry mouth and dehydration.
Warning signs of Type 1 Diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes is normally diagnosed in young adults and children. With this type of diabetes there is a sudden weight loss, a yeast infection, wetting the bed and also symptoms of the flu including vomiting, nausea, and foul breath, loss of consciousness and breathing problems.
Warning Signs of Type 2 Diabetes:
Though it is difficult to diagnose Type 2 diabetes unless you go for the test, some of the warning signs listed below can alert you. You might face complications which are directly connected to the levels of blood sugar, like tingling and numbness of the feet, slow healing wounds and persistent infections and heart problems are all connected to Type 2 diabetes.
It is important to consult your doctor if you have any of the signs listed above. Managing this disease in the early stages is any time better than waiting till this gets out of hand.
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