The warning early signs of diabetes can be so mild that you don’t even notice them. That is so true in case of type 2 diabetes. The individuals who are suffering from diabetes do not even realize they have it until they start getting problems from long-term damage caused by it. With type 1 diabetes, the symptoms usually happen quickly, in a matter of days or a few weeks. They’re certain and easy to find out as they’re much more severe, too.
Frequent going to the toilet, previously dry child wetting bed wetting a lot or heavier usage of nappies in babies
The individual feels really thirsty and is not able to quench the thirst
One feels more tired and gets exhausted than usual
Losing weight or looking emaciated than usual
Thrush (if you’re an adult)
High levels of glucose pass in the urine are a perfect breeding ground for the occurrence of fungal infection which cause thrush.
Latest studies has shown shocking 25 percent of people with type 2 diabetes that don’t even know if they have it. If you experience any of these subtle signs and symptoms, we are going to mention below for type 2 diabetes, consult your doctor to get the tests done.
Diabetes has plenty of early signs and warnings, but they’re subtle enough that you are unable to notice them.
Its not like that all of a sudden one day, all the signs and symptoms affect you. It picks up gradually making people unaware if they have diabetes in its early or even middle stages.
Why you should be aware of the diabetes symptoms?
The longer the time passes, without controlling diabetes (unaware of the subtle signs and symptoms), the greater you are at risk, more prone to diseases like heart disease, kidney disease, amputation, blindness, and other serious complications.
It is recommended to avoid this condition, people with risk factors for diabetes, such as a family history or being overweight, get the health checkup done on a regular basis.
Being overweight is a risk factor, if you are a diabetic, it sounds that but shedding pounds could be a sign of the disease. Yes, it does sound counter-intuitive, but this is the truth.
The two reasons behind the weight loss-
1. The water loss from urinating.
2. The calories you lose in the urine and you don’t absorb all the calories from the sugar in your blood.
2. Feeling thirsty all the time
Urinating more frequent than usual will also make you feel thirsty. But the common symptom is the patients who consumed juices, soda, or chocolate milk, were unable to quench their thirst. These sweetened beverages then fill the bloodstream with excess sugar, leading to the problem all over again.
3. Urinating often
When you have diabetes, your body’s efficiency decreases at breaking food down into sugar, so you have more sugar content present in your bloodstream.
To get rid of it, your body flushes the excess sugar out in the urine. This is the reason you go to the bathroom a lot.
If you are not aware of the number of times you go to bathroom, check whether the need to urinate keeps you up at night. Going once or twice is quite normal, but if it’s affecting your sleep, that could be a diabetes symptom that you should to pay attention to.
4. Moody and Grumpy-Behavior
When your blood sugar level is not in control, you just don’t feel well and become more moody and short-tempered. In fact, high blood sugar sometimes show depression-like symptoms. You feel very low and tired, you don’t want to go out, you don’t want to participate in activity, you just want to sleep. You think you are in depression but you are not actually. As you blood sugar level normalizes, you’ll experience mood improvement.
5. Body exhausts very fast
Your body cells don’t get the enough energy, if the food your eating doesn’t break down properly. Your body gets exhausted every now and then. You don’t get the fuel your body needs due to increased level of sugar in your body. needs. Ongoing fatigue, feeling tired and sluggish are a few symptoms of diabetes.
6. Blurry vision
In the early stages of diabetes, the glucose builds up in the eye. Due to this, the eye lens couldn’t focus well which temporarily changes its shape. It will not make you blind from diabetes, the eyes adjust itself once your blood sugars stabilizes in about six to eight weeks.
7. Slow healing
8. Feeling unsteady and hungry
It’s common for patients to suddenly feel shaky and immediately need to reach for carbs. When you have high blood sugar, your body finds it difficult to regulate its glucose. If you eat carbohydrate rich food, your body shoots insulin more than your body requires, dropping your glucose level quickly. This makes you feel shaky, and you begin to have carbs or sugar cravings, which could be very dangerous for your health.
9. Feet tingling
10. Urinary tract and yeast infections
If your sugar level increases in urine and reproductive organs, it becomes a breeding ground for the bacteria and yeast that cause these infections. Recurrent infections is one of the signs of diabetes. Consult your doctor if you keep getting infections, doctors will check for diabetes if you don’t already have it.