Diabetes Symptoms

Diabetes is normally a condition in which a person has high sugar levels over a long period.Most early symptoms are from higher-than-normal levels of glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. Diabetes is often called the silent killer because of its symptoms which usually show up late.But screening tests and knowing your risk can help people detect diabetes sooner and get the medication they need, experts say. More than 29 million Americans have diabetes – that’s nearly 1 out of 10 U.S. adults – and according to the CDC, more than a quarter of them are undiagnosed. Many more are considered at high risk for developing diabetes.

The best way to pick up on it is to have a blood sugar test. But if you have these symptoms, see your doctor.:

1) Hunger and fatigue. Your body uses the food you eat and converts it into energy(glucose) that your cells use. But your cells need insulin to use the glucose.If your body doesn’t make enough or any insulin, or if your cells resist the insulin your body makes, the glucose can’t get into them and you have no energy. This can make you more hungry and tired than usual.

2) Blurred vision. Changing fluid levels in your body could make the lenses in your eyes swell up. They change shape and lose their ability to focus.

3) Weight loss. Weight fluctuations also fall under the umbrella of possible diabetes signs and symptom.When you lose sugar through frequent urination, you also lose calories. At the same time, diabetes may keep the sugar from your food from reaching your cells — leading to constant hunger. The combined effect is potentially rapid weight loss, especially if you have type 1 diabetes.

4) Dry mouth and itchy skin. Because your body is using fluids to make pee, there’s less moisture for other things. You could get dehydrated, and your mouth may feel dry. Dry skin can make you itchy.

Other symptoms include:

Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal,Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/fee,Urinating often etc.