Diabetes Symptoms

If you believe you are experiencing diabetes symptoms then first and foremost you should consult with your doctor as soon as possible. Early detection can help with ensuring that you do not suffer the complications that are often associated with diabetes. The problem with detecting the symptoms with diabetes is that some are so mild that they can go undetected for a long period of time.

You’ll find the most common diabetes symptoms below.

  • Frequent urination.
  • Unusual thirst that feels like it cannot be quenched.
  • Always feeling hungry despite eating.
  • Lethargic and constant fatigue.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Healing of cuts take longer than usual.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Numbness or tingling in your hands and feet.

Another list of symptoms can be found here.

As noted with the listing of symptoms above you’ll notice that frequent urination is listed as one of the symptoms. If you have not been consuming lots of water or your fluid intake does not correspond to having to urinate frequently, then it is possible that your kidneys are working hard to eliminate excess sugar from your body.

It does this by having the sugar excreted into your urine, and is mixed with fluid from your tissues. This can lead to dehydration, and as a result you’ll notice the other symptom which is unusual thirst.

The fatigue factor comes into play based on your body’s inability to utilize sugar for your energy requirements. This will lead to you feeling very lethargic. If you are usually a very energetic person and you start to notice this, then you should definitely consult with your physician for further testing.

As a side effect of losing sugar through frequent urination, the sugar within your food may never be truly utilized for energy, and as a result you’ll be consuming fewer calories. This can lead to unexplained weight loss. You maybe consuming food, but yet you are losing weight; this unexplained weight loss can be a result of diabetes.

If you experience blurred vision, be aware that it is also linked to the high levels of blood sugar. What happens is that your body extracts fluid from all tissue including the lenses of your eyes, and it can lead to blurred vision. When this starts to take place it can lead to complications such as having damaged vessels, which if left untreated can result in loss of vision.

Tingling in your arms and feet is part of noticing the high level of sugar in your blood. This can lead to potential nerve damage, and if you are experiencing those tingles for an extended period of time, then you will need to promptly get examined by your doctor.

Within the United States, it has been stated that almost 7 million people have diabetes but do not know that they do. By being proactive you can take note of the early warning signs associated with diabetes and take action. If you are experiencing any of the diabetes symptoms listed above then you should contact your doctor to set an appointment for further testing.

Special thanks to Robert over at www.whataboutdiabetes.com for providing key information regarding diabetes symptoms.