The signs of diabetes in type 1 and 2 are almost similar due to the level of glucose in the blood is over high. It is very crucial for you to be able to recognise early signs of diabetes so that you can take necessary precautions. Below are the common signs of diabetes that you should know.
Always go the washroom
When there is too much glucose in the blood, urination becomes very frequent. This happens because the kidneys fail to filter glucose back to the blood and as a result, your body tends to draw extra water out of blood to dilute the glucose.
If suddenly you feel that you are thirsty all the time then it could be a sign of diabetes. It happens because your body is pulling too much water out of the blood. To prevent dehydration, your body tells you to drink more and more water.
Losing weight drastically
You can notice this sign more in diabetes type 1 because the pancreas stops producing insulin due to autoimmune or viral attack. This causes your body to attack the producing cells and starts to attack muscle tissue for fat energy. You can notice the same sign in diabetes two but slower.
Weakness and fatigue
In normal body conditions, glucose in our blood travels into the bloodstream and insulin will help in the process of transferring the glucose into our body cells. We need the cells to live. But when our body fails to produce any more insulin, the glucose stays outside the cells and cells become energy starved. That is why you feel so weak.
Tingling or Numbness in Your Hands, Legs or Feet
Usually, people don’t notice they have diabetes until it is too late. This is because this only happens in the later stage when our body tissues are damaged due to too much glucose in the bloodstream.
Other signs that may occur
When you have cuts or bruises that take a very long time to heal, itchy or dry skin and blurred vision, is also an indication that you have diabetes. Again this happens because of too much glucose in the blood.