Diabetes is a serious condition which may affect the entire body. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes kills more people in the world compared to cancer and AIDs combined.
Studies show that twenty-five percent of people with type 2 diabetes have no idea that they have this disease. Actually, diabetes has so many early signs that it is not difficult to identify it. However, most people prefer ignoring these signs.
Aaron Saipes, a professor at Harvard Medical School says “Most people find it difficult to notice that they have the middle stages of diabetes.” The longer you are staying in the dark about diabetes, the higher the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and other serious complications.
In this article, we would like to show you ten signs of diabetes that people usually ignore. If you notice some of these symptoms, you should visit your doctor to examine your health immediately. Are you interested? Scroll down to read about these ten signs right now.
#1. You feel constantly thirsty.
Increased urination may result in dehydration. So if you want to drink more water that you usually do, it can also be the symptom of diabetes. Make sure you don’t quench your thirst by drinking sugary juices and soda, as all these unhealthy drinks only make you feel more thirsty. You should drink only pure water.
#2. You have a need to urinate more frequently than usual.
High sugar in blood causes damage to vessels and urinary tract infections causing frequent urination. It is indicative if a person starts waking up at night to go to the toilet. One or two walks to the toilet at night is not the cause for concern, but if you start waking up at night systematically — you should visit your doctor and examine your health.
#3. You are prone to urinary tract infections.
High sugar levels in the urine and genitals can be the cause of bacteria and yeast fungi growth. If you experience a urinary tract infection too often, and it appears again and again after treatment, you need to check your blood sugar levels as soon as possible.
#4. You start to feel a tingling in your legs.
High blood sugar affects the human nervous system, disrupts blood circulation and causes tingling in legs.
#5. Wounds or cuts that take more than usual to heal.
When a person experience diabetes, his immune system weakens, making it difficult for his wounds and cuts to heal. In order to strengthen your immune system, you need to use some natural remedies and fill your body with vitamins.
#6. You have blurry vision.
Don’t worry, it doesn’t necessary mean you have a diabetic eye disease. Blurred vision is just a temporary problem that develops intensively and is caused by high blood sugar levels. In order to fix this kind of blurred vision, you need to balance your blood sugar levels.
#7. Irritation and mood swings.
Diabetes may affect person’s mood. Blood sugar swings may lead to rapid changes in a person’s mood, and make them sad and grumpy. This is especially true during hypoglycemic episodes, where blood sugar levels falls lower than seventy milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). High blood sugar may also lead to depression and anxiety.
When a person’s blood sugar becomes normal, these symptoms usually disappear. Remember that mood swings can be one of the first signs of diabetes.
#8. You feel tired all the time.
It’s okay when a person feels tired from time to time. However, constant fatigue is an important sign to pay attention to. Maybe your body cannot break down the food you consume and it doesn’t give you energy — you just don’t have enough fuel for your body.
#9. Your hands shake when you are hungry.
High blood sugar makes it difficult for your body to regulate glucose levels. When you eat a lot of simple carbs, your body produces more insulin and your glucose levels drop. That is the reason why your hands shake when you feel hungry. You have a need to eat more simple carbs and this leads to a vicious cycle.
#10. You lose weight rapidly.
We all know that having excess weight is a risk factor for diabetes. However, rapid weight loss is also a sign of diabetes. In patients with diabetes, low insulin levels prevent the body from getting glucose from the blood into the body’s cells to use as energy. When this occurs, the body starts using fat and muscle as a fuel causing rapid weight loss.