Many of these warning signs of diabetes are subtle and therefore, are easily overlooked. Read on this list of symptoms that means you are possibly diabetic, so that you know what to look for. If you discover more than two of the following signs, be sure to consult your doctor about it.
YOU’RE TIRED ALL THE TIME
If even after resting well or eating well, your body does not seem to regain energy and remains to feel sluggish more than usual, it might be an early sign of diabetes. Feeling ongoing fatigue more than usual could mean that the food you eat is not getting broken down to release the energy that your body needs.
If your vision gets blurry easily these days and you find yourself having to put effort into focusing your vision, this might be an early sign of diabetes. In the early stages of diabetes, the eye lens tends to lose focus easily because glucose builds up in the eye, which temporarily changes its shape.
FREQUENT BATHROOM BREAKS
A diabetic patient’s body cannot easily breakdown the food that they eat as a result of which, there remains a lot of sugar in the bloodstream. The body gets rid of it through urinating. When the urgency to urinate increases at night and ends up keeping you up, it could probably be a warning sign that you are diabetic.
Do you feel hungrier than usual and even after you’ve already eaten? When you have high blood sugar, your body has a problem regulating its glucose, making it crave carbs and sugar. After consuming carbohydrates, your body shoots out more insulin, and your glucose drops quickly again, making you feel hungry.
UNEXPLAINED WEIGHT LOSS
If you’ve noticed that you’ve lost a little weight without changing anything in your lifestyle, it may be an early sign of diabetes. As a result of increased urinating and the calories that your body is unable to absorb and loses through urination, your body drops a few pounds. So, it could be worrisome observation and it would be best if you share your worries with your doctor.
You’re sure to feel thirstier than usual due to the frequent urination. Another common symptom of diabetes is that you may be inclined to consume carbonated beverages or sweet drinks that only result in packing more sugar in your bloodstream and can increase your problem.
CUTS AND WOUNDS HEAL MORE SLOWLY
Another early sign of diabetes is if your cuts and scrapes take longer than normal to heal. This is because the immune system and the processes that help the body heal don’t work so well when your sugar levels are high.
Other Warning Signs of Diabetes
Other warning signs of type 2 diabetes’ may include:
- Itchy skin (usually around the vaginal or groin area)
- Frequent yeast infections and urinary tract
- Recent weight gain
- Velvety, dark skin changes of the neck, groin and armpit called acanthosis nigricans
- Numbness and tingling sensation in the hands and feet
- Impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Dry mouth
- Mood swings