Diabetes is a metabolic disorder. Once you are diagnosed, you should remember that it will be a lifelong condition that comes with serious complications if left uncontrolled. That’s why it’s important to be aware of any signs of Diabetes and get tested for diabetes if you have any of these 10 symptoms.
Weight Loss: This is one of the most common signs of diabetes. When your glucose cannot get into the cells due to lack of insulin, The body thinks of it as starving and starts breaking down protein from the muscles as an alternate source of fuel, which reduces your body weight.
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Frequent Urination: Your kidneys are forced to work overtime to filter the excess sugar out of your blood. When your kidneys cannot keep up, the excess sugar is excreted in your urine.
Fatigue: One may experience chronic fatigue, due to the dehydration caused by the increased urination and inability of using blood sugar.
Dehydration or Excessive thirst: occurs mainly due to too much sugar build up & frequent urination.
Increased Hunger: As body can’t convert the food you eat into energy (due to the inability of entering sugar into cells), this lack of energy causes an increase in hunger.
Blurred Vision: High levels of blood sugar can affect the lens inside the eye to swell, which can result in temporary blurring of eyesight.
Headaches: Diabetes headaches tend to occur due to changes in blood sugar levels. Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia is another reason behind headaches.
Wounds Won’t Heal: High levels of blood glucose caused by diabetes can affect the nerves (neuropathy) and lead to slow healing of sores or wounds.
Numb or Tingling Hands & Feet: Diabetes can affect the nerves (neuropathy) that send signals from your hands and feet.
Dizziness: Blood sugar fluctuations and blurred vision, can disrupt the metabolism or cause dizziness.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, get yourself tested for diabetes. Because uncontrolled diabetes may lead to serious health risks like heart disease, kidney disease, and blindness.
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