Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common diseases across the world. However, it often remains unrecognizable for many years because the symptoms are often subtle. Early symptoms, especially type 2 diabetes, are seemingly harmless and very often the person does not notice them for months or even years.
Early detection of possible symptoms can lead to early diagnosis and treatment. Pay attention to your body, listen and if you have any of the following symptoms or signs, be sure to visit a doctor and check your blood sugar level.
Excessive thirst and frequent urination
These are classic signs. When you have diabetes, excess sugar (glucose) is accumulated in your blood. The kidneys were then forced to work harder to filtrate and absorb that excess sugar. If the kidneys cannot reach to filtrate and absorb, the excess sugar is excreted through the urine. This causes more frequent urination and this can lead to dehydration of the organism. Dehydration causes thirst, so a person begins to enter more fluids, which again leads to more frequent urination.
Many factors contribute to the feeling of fatigue. This includes dehydration due to frequent urination. Also, the body cannot function normally because it cannot adequately utilize sugar for energy needs.
Loss of weight
Through loss of sugar due to frequent urination, calories are lost. At the same time, the inability of cells to use sugar from food in diabetes leads to constant hunger. As a result, it’s possible to get a quick weight loss.
Diabetes sometimes leads to vision problems. Namely, the high blood sugar level draws fluid from all the tissues and even from the eyes. This affects the sight, primarily on the inability of the eye to “sharpen” the image. If diabetes is not treated in time, it can lead to significant visual impairment, from visual impairment to loss of vision and complete blindness.
Tingling in the legs and arms
Excess sugar can lead to damage to the nerves. This leads to feelings of tingling, loss of feeling as well as painful burning in the hands, legs and foots.
Although all of these signs and symptoms don’t necessarily indicate the existence of diabetes, however, if you notice them, contact your doctor. With a quick and simple test, you can determine blood glucose. The most important thing is that diabetes is diagnosed early because in this way the treatment can be started early. Diabetes is a serious condition, but you can keep diabetes under control, you can manage it and, with the correction of life habits, you can have an active and healthy life.