Diabetes Symptoms

 

Diabetes Symptoms

Listed below are some of the symptoms that may exist if an individual have diabetes:

  • Frequent urination and excessive thirst

This is because when an individual’s blood sugar is high, some of the sugar overflows through the kidney into the urine and the fluid goes with it, resulting to frequent urination. Due to this, if water is not replenish it will lead to dehydration. At time dehydration from high blood sugar is severe, it can require hospitalization and intravenous fluids (IV).

  • Unexplained weight loss even though you may eat a lot and unusually strong appetite

When sugar flows out of the body in urine, the body loses an important fuel that makes energy. Therefore, it would cause extreme hunger.

  • Blurred vision from temporary swelling and shrinking of the lens in your eye and weakness of the immune system

These arise when high glucose levels causes water in an individual’s body to soak into some tissues and out of the others in unusual ways. As the result some of the cells and structures in the body may not function like normal.

In severe cases it can cause brain problems, including confusion, stroke symptoms, seizures, or coma (known as hypersomolar coma).

  • Weakness and fatigue

When a person blood sugar is high, it is a sign that the body muscles and other working tissues cannot easily obtain glucose to use for energy. This hunger for sugar in your body tissues can cause weakness and fatigue.

In rare cases individuals with type 2 diabetes, the body will use substitution of other body fuels such as ketones. This can cause the body’s acid to be unbalance and when it does occur it is dangerous.

  • Yeast and fungal infections

Yeast and fungus are commonly found on the surface of your skin. This condition will grow best in tissues that cannot get sugar, leaving extra foods for these unwanted infection such as rashes in the genital area or other moist surfaces, or a discharge from the vagina, or sore throat, or athlete’s foot.

Other symptoms of diabetes can include:

  • Tingling or numbness in hands or feet
  • Feeling very tired much of the time
  • Very dry skin
  • Sores that are slow to heal
  • More infections than usual

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