5 Most Common Symptoms of Diabetes

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If you’re the type of person to enjoy sweet types of food more than the prescribed amount, then there is a possibility that your blood glucose levels are alarmingly high. Blood glucose or otherwise known as blood sugar is the body’s main source of energy, the body produces a hormone called insulin to transport the glucose and help with its conversion to energy; if the glucose levels are too high and the body doesn’t produce the equal amount of insulin then you possibly have diabetes. But if you’re already worrying about diabetes then you should research the prescribed medicine for diabetes.

Sometimes people disregard the symptoms of diabetes as a normal occurrence, so its better to be knowledgeable about the common symptoms for diabetes; here’s a list of symptoms to help you:

#1. Frequent Urination

When the body’s glucose levels are too high and it can’t produce the equal amount of insulin to counteract the levels of glucose; the kidneys react by trying to flush it out from the blood through urination. This leads to frequent urination and urine levels that are expelled are higher than usual. So, be observant when going to the bathroom because you might have diabetes!

#2. Always Thirsty

always thirsty

This symptom is related to number 1 because when the body expels more urine to remove the excess glucose in your body; it needs more water to produce the urine. That’s why an early symptom of diabetes is constantly being thirsty; wherein even if you drink fluids, the body does not feel refreshed or relieved.

#3. Always Hungry

When the body can’t produce the equal amount of insulin to counteract the high levels of glucose that inside; the pancreas (the organ that produces insulin) tries to compensate and produce more insulin than necessary; this results in having too much insulin in the body. When the body has high levels of insulin, it interprets it as being hungry. Therefore, a person with diabetes might have the urge to always have their fill even though they just ate.

blurred vision

The lens (the part that makes our eyes focus to see things clearer) of the eyes is a membrane that is held up by surrounding muscles. But when the body has high levels of glucose, the ability of the lens is changed because the muscles controlling it is having a hard time in adjusting to the high levels of sugar in the body. So, when you have normal vision and you suddenly notice that you vision is starting to get blurry; it might be an early onset of diabetes.

#5. Slow Healing Cuts and Bruises

Have you ever noticed that when you cut or bruise yourself, it takes a longer time to heal as compared to when you were a child? If yes, then maybe you have diabetes; because when the body has high levels of glucose for a long time, it affects the nerves (neuropathy) and causes low blood circulation. Which, in this case, affects your ability to heal because the necessary blood to repair the skin takes a longer time to get to their destination.

Remember to always be observant and to watch what you’re eating; high sweet food amounts that are taken occasionally is fine; but when consumed on a regular basis, it may cause long-term complications for you, and possibly your offspring.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
laurel santosAuthor bio: Laurel Santos may be a 24 year old adult but at her core she is just a little girl full of wonder. She lives in the city and works as a freelance photographer in the Philippines. She manages a small pet shop inside her village. She has a big heart for animals, especially stray dogs. She is an avid traveler because she believes that life is not lived within the borders of your own home. Despite her busy schedule she always finds time to do one thing that she is very passionate about and that is writing.