Detect Early Symptoms of Diabetes

It is very easy to dismiss the early symptoms of type 2 diabetes because they can be mild and may not seem serious right away.

Increased thirst is one of these symptoms. Most people do not drink enough water and may be thirsty from dehydration. Diabetics may notice that their thirst is excessive, though. They may want much more than the normal amount of water. Frequent urination is another sign of this disease since the body tries to get rid of too much glucose in the body through urine.

Early Symptoms of Diabetes

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, people with early diabetes often lose weight without trying to. Their bodies may not be able to process glucose efficiently, leading to weight loss because the body uses fat and muscle for energy. If you notice that you are losing weight without decreasing your food intake or without exercising more, it could be a sign of diabetes.

Many people say that they felt extreme tiredness after only a little exercise, and this is not surprising since fatigue is another early sign of diabetes. When the body does not have enough insulin, it is not able to turn the foods that you eat into glucose for energy. You could find yourself feeling exhausted after doing only a little bit of work when you used to work for hours without feeling tired.

If you have noticed some of the other changes that can take place in your body if you are just developing diabetes and your vision has recently changed, you may want to have your blood sugar checked as soon as possible. Having too much glucose in your blood can cause your eye lens to become swollen. The lenses sometimes change shape, which causes blurry vision. When you get your blood sugar under control, you will probably be able to see normally.

Women with early diabetes may notice that they are getting bladder and vaginal infections more frequently than they once did. When sugar is not processed properly in the body, high sugar levels promote the growth of yeast that can cause infection. They may also notice vaginal dryness that they did not have in the past.

Don't Ignore These Symptoms

Many of the early symptoms of diabetes in men and women are similar to natural occurrences as we age. Many people dismiss the signs and symptoms of diabetes as simply growing older. Since there is no cure for diabetes, it is important to see your doctor for testing if you suspect that you have this disease. It can be controlled with exercise, proper diet and sometimes
medication. If you ignore the early symptoms of diabetes, there can be serious complications as the disease progresses. These include loss of feeling in your extremities, cardiovascular disease and blindness.

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