Learning to recognize signs of diabetes can increase your chances of early diagnosis. Be sure to speak to your doctor if you think you have these symptoms.
- Go to the bathroom more than usual
Frequent urination can be an early sign of diabetes. The average person passes urine four to seven times a day, but people with diabetes tend to go more often because the body tries to get rid of excess glucose by increasing the amount of urine.
- Be very thirsty all the time.
People with diabetes are often very thirsty and dry mouth. This feeling can persist even if they drink
- The presence of itchy skin
The same dryness that causes thirst and dry mouth can also cause dry and itchy skin.
- Increased appetite
The body converts food into glucose during digestion. The cells then use glucose as an energy source. But when the body does not make insulin (as in type 1 diabetes) or does not respond to insulin (as in type 2 diabetes), this glucose cannot be drawn from the blood into the cells. Therefore, people with untreated diabetes often feel hungry even though they eat enough food.
- Feeling tired or sleepy
A feeling of extreme fatigue may be the result of hard work or not getting enough sleep, but it may also be a sign of diabetes. If fatigue does not go away even when you take time to rest and relax, it is worth visiting a doctor to rule out diabetes as a possible cause.
- Suffer from blurred vision
Blurred vision is not always a sign of the need for new glasses. Diabetes can also cause blurred vision, because changing fluid levels can cause swelling in the eye lenses, preventing them from focusing properly.
- Feeling of pain or numbness in the feet or legs.
Numbness in the feet and legs can be a sign of nerve damage, which occurs when diabetes causes high blood sugar for a long time. Nerve damage itself can cause pain or tingling in the feet.
- Cuts and scratches that take longer to heal
High blood sugar affects blood flow, which may affect the body’s ability to recover. Sores that take a long time to heal can be a sign of high blood sugar for some time. Anyone suffering from these symptoms should see a doctor immediately.
- Lose or gain weight fast and extreme
People with type 1 diabetes may experience weight gain or lose weight quickly or significantly, without trying to do so, as early symptoms of their condition.
- Suffer from yeast infection:
This can affect both men and women, as candida or yeast feed on sugar. Diabetics suffer from an excess of sugar in their system, which creates an ideal environment for yeast to thrive