Like most conditions, diabetes has so many subtle signs that if diagnosed on time you can treat the condition. Luckily it isn’t like one day you wake up and feel very thirsty and you go to the bathroom uncontrollably.
If we know about these signs we can help ourselves or our family and friends diagnose the condition early and have more time to treat it. Diabetes picks up very gradually and most people are usually not aware that they may be in the early stages of picking up the condition.
The more time you waste without controlling diabetes, developing some kind of heart or kidney diseases, blindness, amputation, or other serious complications start becoming more and more of a reality.
It is strongly recommended that if you have a family history of diabetes to check up on yourself from time to time. Just a simple blood disease can determine if you have it or not.
These Are the 10 Signs That Can Indicate Diabetes
- You’re Moody and Grumpy
When your blood sugar is high the truth is that you just don’t feel well. In fact it even mimics depression-like symptoms. You can feel very tired and like you don’t want to do anything.
- Your Vision Seems Blurry
The eye lens might not focus well because glucose is building up in the eye, which changes its shape temporarily. You will not go blind because of this. After six to eight weeks your eye will get used to this change, and you’re not going to feel it anymore since the eye will adjust.
- You Are a Lot More Thirsty Than Usual
Often urination will make you even more thirsty than usual. A common symptom as well is that people usually quench their thirst with sugary drinks such as chocolate milk, soda or juices which just pack their bloodstream with unneeded sugar.
- You’re Losing Weight
Even though diabetes is linked with weight gain and obesity, losing weight can allude to the disease. You lose weight for two reasons – from the liquids you get rid of by urinating as well as the calories that are in the urine.
And you don’t absorb all of them in the sugar in the blood. The second people start treating their condition they even gain a little weight, it comes as a good sign because it means that the blood sugar levels have started balancing themselves.
- Feeling Hungry and Shaking
It’s a very common case for the people suffering from the condition to feel very fatigued and to reach for some snacks to get energized. Your body may have a problem with regulating its glucose when you have high blood sugar.
When you eat something high on carbs, the body quickly releases too much insulin which leads to the dropping of the glucose levels in your blood. This is what makes you feel shaky and in constant needs of carbs.
- You Feel Tired All of the Time
Everyone gets tired, but if you have an ongoing problem with being fatigue you need to see it as a symptom that could lead to this disease. It probably means that your body is not getting the fuels it needs from the food that you consume.
In cases of type II diabetes, these symptoms tend to come slowly because of the fact that your sugar levels tend to be more elevated.
- You Take More and More Often Bathroom Breaks
Most people aren’t aware of how often they go to the bathroom, but if you actually start going more often it can be a serious red flag. Once you start developing diabetes, your body becomes weaker and less sufficient at breaking down food into sugar.
Which means that you have more sugar in your bloodstream. Take notice of how many times you take bathroom breaks per average. If something goes wrong you will know.
- The Cuts and Scrapes On Your Body Take More Time to Heal
This means that the immune system doesn’t work too good while your sugar levels go up.
- Your Feet Have Started Tingling
This is a mild nerve damage that can cause your feet to feel numb. High sugar levels are known for causing complications even prior to getting diagnosed with diabetes.
- You’re More Prone to Urinary Tract and Yeast Infections
If it occurs that you keep developing infections, usually the doctor checks for diabetes either way, because it’s a sign for the disease.