The Healthy Hack

Diabetes is a metabolic disease categorized by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. This metabolic disease occurs when the pancreas is either not producing enough insulin or the cells don’t respond properly to insulin produced. This article will discuss the early signs of diabetes. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent serious complications like cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, kidney damage, eye damage and pregnancy complications.

Here are the signs and symptoms of diabetes:

Urinary Incontinence

This is one of the earliest sign of diabetes. People who are suffering from this disease urinate frequently, even in the middle of the night because excess sugar (glucose) builds up in your blood which means kidney really have to work hard to filter and absorb all the extra glucose.

Slow Wound Healing

Cuts and scrapes heal slowly when you have diabetes. High blood sugar hardens the arteries which makes blood vessel narrow. This can cause less blood and oxygen flow to a wounded area which slows the healing process.

Weight Increase

When you have diabetes, your body cannot maintain the regular metabolism of carbs and protein because of the imbalance production of insulin in your body. This causes weight gain to a person with diabetes. It is also hard for them to lose weight

Dry and Thirsty Feeling

Extreme thirst is a warning sign for diabetes. Because of frequent urination, the body becomes dehydrated making you feel thirsty. Drinking soda, juice, and mill is not advisable because sugary beverages make you feel more thirst.

Eye Vision Problem

High blood glucose level can affect the eyes. The vision gets blurry and difficulty in focusing. The high blood sugars change the body’s fluid level which can cause the lenses in your eyes to swell up. If not treated properly can cause more serious vision problems.

Hunger

People who suffer from diabetes feel more hungry than usual and tend to eat more. This is because the body cannot control glucose that your cells use for energy. When the cells are deprived of glucose it automatically looks for more causing persistent hunger.

Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most common diabetes symptoms. Due to a high level of blood sugar, the body cannot use the insulin properly which results in fatigue despite eating properly and having 8 hours of sleep.