What Are The Symptoms Of Diabetes?
What are the top signs or symptoms that you might have diabetes? What are the symptoms for the different kinds of diabetes? What is the worst kind of diabetes you can have? Everyone should get a doctor's advice but what would you recommend for dealing with diabetes?
Nausea, vomiting, fatigue, giddiness, weight change, blurred vision and a lot of time to heal a wound are the usual symptoms of diabetes.
In addtion to what ramkimeena said, I would add excessive thirst, frequent urination, fruity-sweet scented breath, and mood changes.
I can immediately notice if one person has diabetes. I can notice through the color of the skin and lips. They usually have darker skintone and darker lips. They easily get dizzy or sleepy, numbness in the lower extremities and always urinating.
Let me start at the beginning .
Diabetes (diabetes mellitus )mainly refers to excessive glucose content in the blood due to lack of insulin production ( sugar regulator hormone ) which is manufactured in the pancreas .
diabetes insipidus normally occurs in excessive insulin production or low blood glucose levels but is less common than diabetes mellitus (D.M )
D.M. is normally of two types
insulin dependent (type 1)
non- insulin dependant (type 2 )
Insulin dependent diabetes is where body produces no insulin resulting in very high blood glucose levels . Type 1 D.M has an early onset age wise as early as in a person's 20's . Can only be managed with insulin injections , pumps ,etc
non insulin dependent diabetes is when body does produce a reasonable amount of insulin but not enough . Type 2 generally has a later onset age-wise ( not mandatory though ).
There is also something called pre- diabetes which can indicate susceptibility to diabetes at a later stage .
Diabetes is also known as a silent killer , because people often don't show symptoms of diabetes . But the most likely symptoms are excessive hunger , excessive thirst , excessive urination , dizziness , delayed wound haling , poly cystic ovarian disorder , slow healing eczema, thyroid , unexplained weight gain, etc etc. Some other symptoms of prolonged undetected diabetes is kidney problems , visual difficulties and peripheral neuropathy .
A lot of other diseases are said to have their root cause in diabetes .
Diabetes can only be confirmed by systematic blood testing .
To diagnose and keep a check on diabetics you must test your blood sugar levels and hba1c levels regularly . You can keep dyi kits at home to check blood sugar levels every morning . Of course medication prescriptions should be followed but diabetes in lots of cases can be controlled by lifestyle changes .
Since diabetes is considered largely to be a hereditary disease , first off by maintaining a healthy lifestyle while young you can push the onset or all together
even side step it !
Exercise is a must for diabetics and foods high in fibre help a lot .Avoid foods which are high in simple sugars including excessive fruit consumption . Regular heart check-ups are also a good idea in diabetics . The importance of exercise and diet cannot be stressed in diabetics .
Maintaining a healthy blood sugar level does not have to be an uphill battle for diabetics !
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