Early signs of Diabetes do not ignore them.
Diabetes or in a medical term called Diabetes Mellitus is a disease which your blood glucose or blood sugar is high.
Glucose comes from the food that you eat. The hormone that helps glucose absorbed by the body is called insulin. This insulin is manufactured in our pancreas. Insulin comes from the Latin word Insula which means land.
Let’s imagine insulin as a car traveling to our system to deliver food. Individuals with Diabetes eats food and our body digest it to smaller particles. The small particle is called glucose which is the food that our cells eat.
Even though our body consumed and digest a lot of food if our insulin and pancreas are not functioning the glucose will just stay mostly on our bloodstream. This is one of the classic signs of Diabetes where a person has a high blood sugar because it was not consumed by our body.
That is also the reason why people with Diabetes needs to take insulin to lower blood glucose.
Diabetes was known as a silent killer. It’s not a communicable disease but you can definitely develop one if your lifestyle is not good.
Types of Diabetes
- Type One Diabetes is once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. It is a chronic condition wherein the pancreas produces little or no insulin at all. Insulin is the hormone that allows glucose or sugar to enter the cells and produce energy for the body.
- Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar. In type 2 Diabetes your body resists the effects of insulin. A hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into the cell.
- Gestational Diabetes is a type of Diabetes first seen on pregnant women who did not have Diabetes before the pregnancy. Gestational Diabetes usually appears in the middle of the pregnancy.
Do not ignore the early signs of diabetes. Diabetes was called a Silent Killer because early symptoms of the disease are hard to miss.
Timely diagnosis can help save and preserve lives.
EARLY SIGNS OF DIABETES
1. Increased Thirst and Urination.
These are the common symptoms of Diabetes. When you have this disease your kidneys could not absorb the excess sugar in your body.
So, instead, it ends up in your urine taking the fluids from other tissues. This makes you pee more and feeling dehydrated. To quench the thirst you drink more which makes even more frequent urination. It becomes a cycle afterward.
2. Increased Hunger
Along with increased thirst and urination, constantly hungry is another common symptom of Diabetes. If your body doesn’t produce enough any insulin or if it doesn’t respond the normal way it can’t let glucose consumed by our body.
And that, constitute an increase in hunger even after eating. In fact, eating may worsen the increase in sugar in our body. If you keep eating but you hunger persist you should consult your Physician
3. Chronic Fatigue
When you have diabetes you feel weak and tired all the time for the same reason that you always feel hungry.
Your cells aren’t getting enough glucose to use for energy. Dehydration caused by frequent urination also constitutes to body’s exhaustion. Plus, having to wake up during the middle of the night doesn’t get you healthy restorative sleep.
As a result of all these, your body is drained of energy. Chronic fatigue also makes you easily irritable because of lack of sleep.
4. Blurred Vision
When blurred vision is not caused by an eye problem, it could be diabetes. It happens with the shifting of the fluids which makes the lens of your eye swell and change shape. This makes eyesight blurry.
In addition, glucose thickens blood that enters the eyes. Since eyes had a smaller blood vessel chances are it blocks the pathway and therefore affects our eyesight.
The vision should go back to normal if detected early and if the blood sugar was controlled. if it’s not you might end up blind. That is a big price to pay for ignoring a health problem.
Lastly, after reviewing this early sign you still need to consult with your Doctor to verify if your hunch is true. Stay healthy and live a quality life.
We don’t know how strong we are until being strong is the only choice we have. Fight Diabetes.