Diabetes, as we all know, is a long-term condition that causes high blood sugar levels. The alarming growth of diabetes is a matter for concern and has become a necessity for individuals to be aware of what signs to look out for. The longer you do not take measures to control diabetes, the greater your risk for heart disease, kidney disease and other serious complications. Diabetes has plenty of early signs, but they’re subtle enough that you might not notice. Let’s have a look at some common signs that indicate you have Diabetes.
You Feel More Thirsty
Excessive thirst and increased urination are common warning sign of diabetes. When you have diabetes, excess sugar builds up in your blood. Your kidneys are forced to work overtime to filter and absorb the excess sugar. If your kidneys are unable to keep up, the excess sugar is excreted into your urine, carrying along fluids from your tissues. This results in more frequent urination, which may leave you dehydrated. As you drink more water to quench your thirst, you tend to urinate even more.
Blurry vision is another common warning signs of diabetes. Your vision becomes blurry because fluid leaks into the lens of your eye. This makes the lens swell and change shape. Those changes make it difficult for your eyes to focus, so things start to look blurry. For many people when their blood sugar level is normal their vision also becomes clear.
Tired all the time
Do you sometimes feel tired all through the day? Many people with diabetes will describe themselves as feeling tired, lethargic or exhausted at times. If you are feeling tired, despite having slept well, it could be due to high or low sugar levels. Tiredness is the result of having an imbalance between one’s blood sugar levels and the amount or effectiveness of circulating insulin. When there is insufficient insulin, or it isn’t working effectively, it means the sugar in our blood is unable to get into our cells and hence our cells do not receive the energy they need. As a result, we feel tired.
The feeling of numbness or tingling when you have a strained nerve can be very annoying and often painful. This condition is due to damage that has happened through injury of a nerve or a set of nerves. This tingling and numbness could be an indication of diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is damage to nerves in the body that happens due to high blood sugar levels from diabetes.
Wounds Heal more Slowly
Slow healing of cuts and wounds indicate an underlying disease i.e Diabetes. High levels of blood sugar caused by diabetes can affect the nerves and lead to poor blood circulation, making it hard for blood to reach areas of the body affected by sores or wounds. Slow healing of wounds, including cuts, blisters etc, can be a problem if they affect the feet of someone with diabetes. This can an increase the risk of amputation if not treated properly.
Diabetes is a serious, yet common medical condition. Obesity being one of the causes of Diabetes, it necessary to take measures to reduce excess weight. Nowadays we have non-surgical ways to eliminate excess fat from the body. Dr. Manjiri, owner of InstaSculpt, Mumbai, is an Expert Obesity Consultant who offers Scientifically proven treatments for fat loss. As we are now aware of the warning signs of Diabetes, we need to take proper care and manage blood sugar and regularly monitor them to be sure they are within their target range.