We have noticed that more and more people are getting diagnosed with diabetes every year. Diabetes is caused by various genetic and environmental factors, and we seem to believe that the changes in the environment and the diet of the individuals are the leading cause behind the increase in the number of diabetic patients.
In these times of crises we must all look after our health and be sure that we aren’t suffering from diabetes, type 1 or type 2 which is why today in this article we are going to talk about some of the significant symptoms of diabetes that you can catch early in order to avoid the severe conditions.
We all would like to know if we have diabetes so that we can treat it accordingly so examine and yourself and look out for these symptoms if diabetes runs in your family. There are different warning signs for diabetes type 1 and type 2. The symptoms of type 1 are severe thus you can catch them, but in case of type 2, you might not even notice it until it has shifted from mild to severe.
Common Symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
Some symptoms are associated with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes so let us look at them in detail so we can prevent severe conditions.
- Hunger and fatigue
The carbs that you consume are broken down into glucose that is the primary source of energy in your body. These glucose molecules move inside your cells and give them strength but to take in the glucose cells require a hormone called insulin. If there isn’t enough insulin in your body, then the heat won’t be absorbed. Thus you will feel fatigue which will result in hunger.
- Peeing more often and being thirstier
An average person has to pee for four to seven times during the day, but a diabetic person has to pee much more often than that. The reason is that your cells fail to absorb glucose with increase the sugar level of the blood. To cope up with that, your kidneys start to produce more urine which is why you have to go pee more often than an average person. This will also require you to take in more fluids that can be converted into pee otherwise your body with dehydrating.
- Dry mouth and itchy skin
Since you have to pee more than an average person, most of your fluids would be converted into pee, and your body won’t have enough fluids to provide to the other organs of your body such as your skin. Thus your skin will get dry, and you will feel thirsty all the time.
- Blurred vision
Diabetes tends to affect your image as well which is why people who have diabetes have blurred vision. This reason is that due to the fluctuation is the fluid levels in your body your eye lenses don’t get enough fluids thus they tend to swell up which leads to blurred vision.
Other Type 2 Symptoms
Type 2 diabetes is more common than type 1 and has a less severe effect on your body. The common symptoms that are associated individually with the type 2 diabetes are;
Both men and women get a yeast infection because of the high glucose level in the blood. You can get in around your sex organs, armpits, breast and between fingers and toes as well
- High blood sugar level can affect the ability of your wounds to heal as it damages the nerves and affects the flow of blood in the wounded area.
- As a result of nerve damage, you can also feel pain and numbness in your lower body.