Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that occurs because of high blood sugar. The hormone insulin transports sugar from the blood into cells which have to be stored or can be utilized for energy. If you have diabetes, your body doesn’t allow producing insulin and no longer using it efficiently. In that situation, what will happen? The blood sugar level increases and you may face certain consequences and symptoms.
Glucose is very important for being healthy. It has sources of energy for the cells to manage the tissues and muscles. It also energizes your brain.
People with Diabetes Type 1
It doesn’t allow the production of insulin in your body. It attacks your immune system and destroys the cells in the pancreas that generate insulin.
People with Diabetes Type 2
In this condition, the body doesn’t produce insulin or cannot use it properly.
Symptoms of diabetes and risk factors
The Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes
These are signs and symptoms of diabetes Type 1 and type 2 as below.
1. Frequent Urination
The kidney removes the excess sugar by filtering that out from the blood. This leads the person to urinate more than usual especially at night.
2. Feeling Thirsty
People with diabetes urinate a lot more. As a result, you get thirsty and end up drinking more water. It causes dehydration too.
3. Feeling Hungry Frequently
Diabetic patient hardly gets sufficient energy from the food because glucose moves from the bloodstream which is not enough for fuel that can be used as energy. As a result, you always feel hungry though you have eaten a few minutes ago.
4. Slow-Healing Wounds
The extreme level of sugar in the blood may impair the body’s blood vessels and nerves. It reduces blood circulation. As a result, even small wounds won’t heal quickly. You may face consequences such as infection.
5. Blurry Eyesight
People with diabetes may suffer from blurry vision because excess glucose level destroys the tiny blood vessels in the eyes.
6. Itching and Yeast Infections
A diabetic patients may have yeast infections on an area like mouth, armpits and genital areas because of high glucose level and urine gives food for yeast that leads to infections.
7. Sudden Weight Loss
People with diabetes may undergo sudden weight loss which seems good but not. If your sugar level is high then you end up to urinate frequently which leads to dehydration which causes the unintentional weight loss.
You must aware of these early symptoms of diabetes before it becomes severe. You must consult a physician to reduce the complications.