Diabetes is getting more and more common with each passing day. For those of you who don’t know what it is, let me give you a simple definition? It is a disease that affects the body’s ability to respond to insulin in an effective manner. As a result, a person struggles with unstable sugar levels. Despite it being common, most people are unable to get a timely diagnosis for it. It is so because the symptoms are not as extreme as other diseases. Here is a list of early symptoms that will help you diagnose diabetes early on and manage it strategically.
If you suddenly feel an increase in the thirst or have noticed that you are using the toilet just a bit too often, you might have diabetes. If you have diabetes, your kidneys are unable to absorb all the sugar as a result, it ends up in your urine and you pee more. Hence, you have an increased thirst accompanied by washroom trips.
If you have suddenly started to feel an increase in hunger despite eating normally or possibly more than that, it might be a sign that you are struggling with diabetes. The inability of your body to process insulin adequately results in hunger pangs. So, visit your doctor soon.
If you feel tired, sleepy and sluggish all the time, you might be struggling with diabetes. Lack of energy accompanied by frequent urination and dehydration leaves you exhausted. Now, be careful as fatigue can also be a result of eating carb-heavy foods.
If you have recently started to experience blurred vision, it might be a sign of diabetes. Most people experience blurred vision when their sugar levels are high. Your eyesight should return back to normal as soon as your insulin levels are stabilized.
If you are losing pounds without making any significant changes to your diet or exercise, it might be a sign of diabetes. People struggling with type 1 diabetes usually have this symptom. However, it is not so common in people with type 2 diabetes. They usually experience a weight gain instead of weight loss.
When excess sugar is secreted through your urine, it is also accompanied by other fluids from other organs including skin. As a result, you get dry patches and you experience itchy skin which later forms infection on your skin. Yeast infections are also common in people struggling with diabetes.
This is one of the most obvious symptoms but people still ignore it. We all get cuts and bruises throughout the day. It might be from cooking or hitting a door or falling on the ground. It is perfectly normal. The thing which is not normal is that these cuts don’t heal quickly. If you witness that your wounds take a lot more time to heal than an average individual, it is probably because of high blood sugar levels.
You need to get yourself tested as soon as possible. It is better and easier to control diabetes at an early stage that later.
If you have started to see dark patches on your skin which usually have a velvety texture, your health alar, must go on. It is not normal and everybody doesn’t have it. They usually form in the areas where the skin folds naturally. Visit your doctor, get the patches checked and manage your diabetes effectively.
A lot of people ignore this symptom as they think that it’s perfectly normal to have numb, tingling hands and it is. But if it is accompanied by all the other symptoms, it might be a time to get yourself tested.
So, these were the signs that indicate you might be struggling from diabetes. While in this day and age, there are really great medications to treat diabetes, it is important to know that it is impossible to cure it completely. You need to manage it strategically with diet, exercise, and medication. Early diagnosis can save you a lot of trouble.