Diabetes has a lot of subtle early signs and it is easy for these symptoms to go unnoticed. This illness usually picks up gradually and most people might not know they have diabetes until they are well into the early or middle stages
The longer you go without controlling diabetes, the greater your risk for heart disease, kidney disease, amputation, blindness, and other serious complications.
So, look out for these ten symptoms and visit your doctor if you experience all or most of them.
1. Urinating more often
Urinating way too often is a sign that something might be wrong. Most people do not pay attention to how often they use the toilet but if your need to urinate keeps you up at night, then this need to be checked. Waking up once or twice to pee during the night could be normal but when you wake up so often that it is affecting your ability to sleep, this is a red flag.
2. Feeling thirstier than usual
Urinating very often will make you feel thirsty. A common symptom of diabetes is that patients will feel the need to use drinks like juices, soda and so on to quench their thirst which occurs too constantly.
3. Weight loss
Sudden and unexplained weight loss can happen in diabetes patient because thy lose so much water from urinating so much and so often.
4. You feel shaky
Some people suffering from diabetes can find that they feel unsteady often. You also experience hunger very often and you feel the urge to fill up with carbs or sugar.
Ongoing fatigue is an important symptom to pay attention too. If you suffer from diabetes, you will not be getting the fuel your body needs from food and you can begin to feel tired or sluggish.
6. You feel moody
When your blood sugar becomes irregular, you feel unwell and this might cause you to be short-tempered. You find that you don’t feel like doing anything except just sleep. Some people think this is due to depression, and it is very possible. But a few patients find themselves feeling better once they get treated and their blood sugar becomes stable.
7. Blurry vision
In the early stages of diabetes, the eye lens is not focusing well because glucose builds up in the eye, which temporarily changes its shape. This can cause you to experience some unexplained blurry vision from time to time.
8. Wounds heal slowly
When your sugar levels are high, the immune system does not work as well and this can reflect on how long it takes your cuts and wounds to heal.
9. Your feet tingle
One symptom of diabetes is mild nerve damage which can cause numbness in your feet.
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10. You suffer from more urinary tract infection
Recurrent infections should always be checked. If you keep getting infections in your genitals, the doctor will check for diabetes during your visit.
Here are some useful home remedies for diabetes in the video below.