The Diabetes’s Symptoms
Diabetes does’nt show any symptoms at first. Any people never aware of diabetes for a long time because they never have significant symptoms.
Some typical signs and symptoms of diabetes that you need to know:
- Feel thirsty
- Frequent urination, sometimes occurs every hour and is called polyuria
- Weak, lethargic, and not powered
- Frequent infections, such as skin, vaginal, thrush or urinary tract infections
- Nausea or vomiting
- Vaginal infections in women
- Fungal or thrush infections
- Dry mouth
- Wounds are difficult to heal
- Itching on the skin, especially in the groin or vaginal area
Other symptoms of diabetes mellitus that you should be aware of:
- Leg pain and numbness
Diabetes will cause damage to the nerves of the body. However, people who have diabetes, will feel numbness, tingling, and pain in the body, especially in the legs. Symptoms like this usually occur in someone who has diabetes for 5 years or more.
- Blurred vision
Blurred vision in people with diabetes is usually derived from lens disorders (cataracts) or eye nerve disorders.
This diabetes can trigger a buildup of protein in the lens of the eye that the cataract process occurs. Uncontrolled blood sugar caused small blood vessels in the eye to be disrupted and even broken so that the eye nerves cannot work properly.
- Skin problems
Diabetes caused skin problems. This occurs due to high insulin levels which encourage pigments that cause black spots on the skin. It could be an early sign that you have diabetess. The changes can be marked by skin that becomes dark, scaly, until early wrinkles appear.
- Susceptible to infection or disease
A person be more susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections because they have a decreased immune system.
These microorganisms need glucose as a source of energy, so don’t be surprised if germs thrive because they get abundant nutrients (glucose) from your blood. This infection can also grow in folds of warm and moist skin, such as between fingers and toes, under the breast, or in or around the genitals.
- Red and swollen gums
Diabetes can weaken your immune system and your ability to fight infections there by increasing the risk of dental problems, gum infections and the jaws of your teeth. Your gums can be swollen or you may have a wound.
- Old wounds heal
High blood sugar levels can affect blood flow and cause nerve damage in areas of the body that interfere with your body’s natural healing process.
- Fast hungry
Lack of insulin in patients with diabetes to put sugar into cells makes muscles and organs weak so the body runs out of energy. The brain will think it is lacking energy because of lack of food, so the body tries to increase food intake by sending hunger signals.
- Weight loss suddenly
Although appetite increases, people with diabetes mellitus can experience weight loss, even very drastic. Be careful when changing to 5 percent of body weight.
The ability of glucose metabolism is disrupted, making the body use other sources as ‘fuel’, such as muscle and fat. Burning fat and muscle is what makes the body of diabetes mellitus patients become thin.
Knowing the symptoms of diabetes early will make it easier for you to deal with these symptoms and can even prevent them.
Most people are often unaware of diabetes until their blood sugar has soared, causing severe symptoms.