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Early Symptoms of Diabetes

Early Symptoms of Diabetes

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Diabetes as we all know is one of the diseases labelled as a “silent killer” because it can develop without obvious symptoms to facilitate diagnosis.
In fact, it’s estimated that one in three affected people don’t even know that they have it, which increases the risk of serious complications.
Because of this, it’s important to know what the early signs are and when you should consult your doctor for the appropriate examinations.
How can you tell if you have diabetes? Most early symptoms are from higher-than-normal levels of glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood.
The warning signs can be so mild that you don't notice them. That's especially true of  Type 2 diabetes. Some people don't find out they have it until they get problems from long-term damage caused by the disease.
Here we brings you some early warning signs of diabetes you shouldn’t ignore.
Type 1 diabetes

Increased hunger

 Due to extreme highs and lows in blood sugar levels, the body develops a sudden urge to eat. The cells don’t get enough glucose, so you crave it.
Peeing more often and being thirstier. The average person usually has to pee between four and seven times in 24 hours, but people with diabetes may go a lot more.
Why? Normally your body reabsorbs glucose as it passes through your kidneys. But when diabetes pushes your blood sugar up, your kidneys may not be able to bring it all back in. This causes the body to make more urine, and that takes fluids.
You'll have to go more often. You might pee out more, too. Because you're peeing so much, you can get very thirsty. When you drink more, you'll also pee more.

Vision problems

High blood sugar also affects the eyes. It changes the shape of the lens and eyes. As a result, your vision becomes blurry. You can see occasional flashes of light and the vision gets distorted. Initially, the changes in the eyes are reversible. However, if sugar levels stay high for a long period of time, this can cause permanent damage and can even lead to eyesight loss.
5 early warning signs of diabetes you should not ignore

Unexplained weight loss or gain

Unexplained weight loss or gain can be caused by the body’s inability to use insulin due to diabetes. Because it prevents the proper levels of glucose from reaching your cells, the body begins to use muscle protein for energy.

Infections

Because bacteria, viruses, and fungi are better able to grow in environments with high levels of glucose, infections become more common.
5 early warning signs of diabetes you should not ignore

Dry mouth

You experience a lack of moisture in the mouth, which can be both unpleasant and dangerous. Dry mouth can become a breeding ground for bacteria and cause different oral and dental problems.
5 early warning signs of diabetes you should not ignore

Type 2 Symptoms

These tend to show up after your glucose has been high for a long time.
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Yeast Infections
Both men and women with diabetes can get these. Yeast feeds on glucose, so having plenty around makes it thrive. Infections can grow in any warm, moist fold of skin, including:
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Between fingers and toes
Ø  Under breasts
Ø  In or around sex organs
Slow-healing sores or cuts
Over time, high blood sugar can affect your blood flow and cause nerve damage that makes it hard for your body to heal wounds.
Pain or numbness in your feet or legs. This is another result of nerve damage.

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When to Call Your Doctor

If you're older than 45 or have other risks for diabetes, it's important to get tested. When you spot the condition early, you can avoid nerve damage, heart trouble, and other complications.
As a general rule, call your doctor if you:
  • Feel sick to your stomach, weak, and very thirsty
  • Are peeing a lot
  • Have a bad belly ache
  • Are breathing more deeply and faster than normal
  • Have sweet breath that smells like nail polish remover. (This is a sign of very high ketones.)

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