Common Signs & Symptoms of Diabetes

Dr. Purushothaman
July 7, 2019

Living in well being is possible when you have the right kind of energy streaming out of you and when you are perfectly healthy. Diabetes patients find it really hard in day to day life as they need to be really careful about what they eat and also get regular exercise to stay fit. What is diabetes? When the glucose level in the blood rises up than the normal level, a person is said to have affected by the condition named Diabetes. Blood glucose helps in producing energy. It is a kind of sugar found in blood. It is extremely essential for performing our day to day activities. The sugar level in the blood will rise up when you eat certain foods such as bread, vegetables, fruits and potatoes.

Glucose help in generating energy and is carried to all the cells of the body by the blood. Insulin, which is secreted from the pancreas, helps in carrying blood with glucose to different parts of the body. Insulin, when not produced in sufficient amount will not help in carrying out this function properly and blood stays in the blood and does not reach the cells. This is a dangerous condition.

Some of the Signs of Diabetes

  • Sudden Weight Loss:
  • People who are affected with diabetes lose their body weight all of a sudden. When you lose weight without much effort, then you should get the warning signal from your body and go for a health checkup. Unhealthy weight loss is mainly due to the lack of insulin in blood. When insulin does not work properly, it does not carry glucose to the cells and this will result in sudden weight loss. The Pancreas secretes insulin and it is the defect of the pancreas that results in such a condition.

  • Vision Gets Blurred:
  • Blurring of the vision is a major sign that a person is diabetic. Usually this symptom doesn't pay much attention, as many think this as a disorder of the eye due to age. Increased blood sugar levels will lead to blurring of vision. Those affected will also find occasional flashes of light and even floaters in the vision. This is due to the change of shape of the lens. This can also be due to the dryness of the eye, which is caused due to the lack of fluids, which is caused due to the high glucose level. This actually makes the lens hard to give you the perfect focus of an object. Hence, while facing with such a problem with your eyes, immediate blood sugar check up has to be done. If not, then you are suffering from an eye disorder.

  • Tendency to Urinate often and Feeling Extremely Thirsty:
  • Diabetes might be the reason why some people urinate more often. This will result in increased feelings of thirst. When you urinate more often, you need to have a good intake of water as the body is losing its fluids in large numbers. Getting thirst and frequent urination is the major symptoms that gives you a warning to check your blood sugar level.

  • Fatigue:
  • Feeling dehydrated when you urinate often, shows that you have glucose deficiency. Sugar in the body when is not used in building energy, makes you feel tired. When insulin is not secreted in the normal level, glucose is not carried to the cells of the body. The result will be that there will be no energy in the body. So whenever you feel fatigue without any reason, make sure to check the sugar level.

  • Healing Slowly:
  • Whenever you find that anyone is suffering from slow healing, you need to identify that it is mainly related to diabetes. The blood vessels will get damaged when there is a rise in glucose level. Glucose that is in the veins stops the blood from flowing in a smooth manner to different parts of the body for healing any kind of injury. This sign shows that a person is diabetic.

    Some of the other signs of a diabetic person are severe gum issues, gaining weight, itchy skin, dryness of skin, darkening of skin, vitiligo, blisters and shin spots. Whenever you find any such signs, make sure to check your blood sugar level for healthy living. Finding the disease at the right time can save your life from any kind of danger caused by diabetes.

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