Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that affects how your body uses blood sugar or glucose. Glucose is an important source of energy for the cells in your body, but when you have diabetes, your body cannot properly process glucose, leading to high blood sugar levels. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are two distinct forms of diabetes, each with its own causes, characteristics, and treatment approaches. 

 

Here are some common symptoms of diabetes:
  1. Frequent urination: Excess glucose in the blood can cause the kidneys to work harder to filter and absorb the glucose. This can result in frequent urination, especially at night.
  2. Increased thirst: With frequent urination, you may become dehydrated, which can lead to increased thirst.
  3. Fatigue: When your body cannot process glucose properly, it can lead to a lack of energy and feelings of fatigue.
  4. Blurred vision: High blood sugar levels can cause the lens in your eyes to swell, leading to blurred vision.
  5. Slow healing of wounds: High blood sugar levels can affect the blood flow and lead to nerve damage. This can result in slower healing of wounds or infections.
  6. Numbness or tingling in hands and feet: High blood sugar levels can cause nerve damage, leading to numbness or tingling in your hands and feet.
  7. Unexplained weight loss: When your body cannot process glucose properly, it may start to break down fat for energy, leading to unexplained weight loss.
  8. Increased hunger: Despite consuming more calories, individuals with diabetes may feel hungrier due to the lack of energy being properly utilized by the body.
  9. Dry skin: High blood sugar levels can cause dehydration, leading to dry skin.
  10. Irritability: Changes in blood sugar levels can lead to mood swings and irritability.

 

Symptoms of Diabetes

 

It is important to note that some people may not experience any symptoms at all, especially in the early stages of the disease. This is why it is important to get regular check-ups with your doctor and have your blood sugar levels checked if you are at risk for the disease. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health complications, including heart disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, and blindness.

 

In conclusion, recognizing the symptoms of diabetes is important for early detection and management of the disease. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor about getting tested. By managing your blood sugar levels through proper diet, exercise, and medication, you can live a healthy and fulfilling life. To know more about managing your diabetes, you can go through the following page:

 

Managing Diabetes

 

To consult a Endocrinologist/ Diabetes specialist at Sparsh, call our helpline number 9830117733.

 

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Disclaimer:

No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.

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  9. Anna Colter 1 year ago

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