Basic knowledge –
Today we”ll be talking about the symptoms of Diabetes
Can you even tell me that you are suffering from diabetes? It is one of those diseases which have one the most silent and quick symptoms, so if you are a careless fellow you may find about it pretty late . In this article we”ll talk about the disease called diabetes, its causes and even about some of its prevention. So basically some of its most common symptoms are high blood level of sugar in blood or in other words we can say that normal than higher level of glucose.
The symptoms of diabetes are so mild that they are mainly unnoticed by most of the people. Specially in the case of Type two diabetes which we”ll discuss later on in the article.In Type one the symptoms take place very quickly in a matter of days and they are even worse than the first.
Both type of diabetes have somewhat similar symptoms.
Increase in hunger and fatigue- The food we eat is converted into glucose which is then used by the cell for energy. For this process our body needs insulin. If our body stops producing insulin or starts resisting the produced insulin, the glucose won’t be able to reach in our cells hence, there would be no energy. This can make us feel hungry and tired most of the time.
Increase in urination- An average person urinates 4-7 times a day, but in the case og someone suffering from diabetes the number increases a lot.
But 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. Because of increase in urination we would start felling thirsty all the time.
Skin Problems- Due to increase in urination our body starts losing liquid quickly resulting in dryness of skin and itchiness. One would get easily dehydrated making our mouth feel dry.
Blurred vision- Changing fluid levels in your body could make the lenses in our eyes swell up. They change shape and lose their ability to focus.
The other type two symptoms-
Yeast formation- It is similar in both men and women suffering from diabetes. Yeast feeds on glucose
so having plenty around makes it thrive. Infections can grow in any warm, moist fold of skin, including:
- Between fingers and toes
- Under breasts
- 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.
The other type one symptoms-
Sudden weight loss- If our body isn’t getting enough energy from the food we eat it will start burning energy resulting in weight loss. Due to this we would start losing weight even if we eat a lot.
Nausea and vomiting- when our body resorts on burning fat it starts producing “ketones”, they can build up in our blood to a very dangerous level and even causing life threatening complications. Ketones can make our stomach feel very sick.
There are many other different symptoms for men women and children which are not discussed above.
Symptoms of Diabetes in men-
Usually there are similar symptoms of diabetes between men and women, there some different symptoms which occur in men.
There are several symptoms of diabetes that are specific to males, including:
- Reduced strength from loss of muscle mass
- Recurrent episodes of thrush around the genitals
- Itching of or around the penis
- Erectile dysfunction
Symptoms of Diabetes in women-
Women may experience the following symptoms:
- Thrush and yeast infections
- Itchiness around the vagina
- Female sexual dysfunction
Symptoms of Diabetes in children-
Basically diabetes is considered as a hereditary disease which means if one of your parents is suffering Diabetes you would be also in the danger of suffering from this.
Some of the symptoms which occur in the children are as follows-
- Extreme weakness and/or tiredness.
- Extreme thirst—dehydration.
- Increased urination.
- Abdominal pain.
- Nausea and/or vomiting.
- Blurry vision.
- Wounds that don’t heal well.
- Irritability or quick mood changes
When to refer a doctor-
Basically the above topic we discussed is basically for knowledge, we highly encourage you to consult a doctor if you are facing any of the above problems and if you’re above the age of 45 we highly recommend you to get tested. Detecting the symptoms can prevent from further complications.