While being thirsty and drinking lots of fluid is healthy and normal, an excessive and unusual need for fluids may be a sign that you need to visit your physician to get checked for diabetes.
14. Urge to Pee
This is the direct consequence of having to drink excessively. The more fluids you take in, the more your bladder wants to eject. Also, when there is too much sugar in your bloodstream, the production of urine is increased. When you notice you’re making unusually frequent visits to the convenience, it may be a sign that you need to go for checkup.
The feeling of tiredness even when you haven’t done anything strenuous is a sign that your body cells aren’t being supplied with the amount of oxygen and nutrients needed to keep you sharp. Too much blood glucose can constrict blood circulation thereby leading to frequent tiredness.
If you have an itching or burning sensation in your genitals, you might be having thrush. However, you should know that excessive blood sugar increases the chances of the occurrence of these yeast infections and when not treated immediately, it can combine with diabetes and become problematic and much more complicated than the harmless thrush.
11. Worse Vision
When your eye lens swells, your vision is affected. This is the result of high blood glucose. However, when the sugar level is lower than necessary, you can experience blurry or double vision. Having dry eyes? That could also mean a thing or two hence it is advisable that you go for retinal scanning as soon as possible to salvage your vision.
10. Slow Healing
If you have diabetes, your immune systems become very weak and injuries as small as blade cuts may be prolonged and take longer to heal. You may need to check yourself immediately if you notice your wounds take longer than usual to heal because you may just be harboring the deadly diabetes.
Not only does pregnancy, boredom or depression cause people to have an increased appetite. Diabetes also does. Good thing is that you can easily notice it if you get unusually hungry all the time and it is recommendable to visit a doctor without hesitation.
8. Weight Loss
As much as you have an increased appetite, you sometimes don’t gain weight but lose it when you are diabetic. Your body acts on the proteins present in your muscles and this adds more burden to your kidney as it tries to displace the excess glucose. While weight loss is desirable, it is not healthy all the time.
7. Skin Problems
Acne and blackheads are a normal occurrence. But when you observe your skin is itchy with some darkened spots and rashes all over, that is just your skin’s defense trying to fight diabetes. Once you notice these, you mustn’t hesitate to go see a doctor.
Numbness is one of the prominent signs of high blood sugar. Other similar conditions include swollen hands and feet, damaged nerves and regular tingling sensations. The harm can be averted depending on how quickly you seek help.
5. Lose Hearing
This is more common in people who are diabetic than those having other ailments. The loss of proper hearing results from the damage done to the nerves that transmit sounds to the brain. If you notice any negative change in your hearing ability, that could be diabetes right there.
4. Bleeding Gums
Bacteria thrive on glucose. When there is high amount of the latter in your blood, the bacteria in your dental cavity will grow and cause red swellings on your gums. These swellings are fragile and become broken whenever a toothbrush scrubs on it. Bleeding gums might just be a strong sign that you need to go for a diabetes checkup.
3. Calf Cramps
Diabetic patients are always victims of cramps. They complain of cramps especially on their legs every day. Cramps lead to circulation issues and serious body pains for diabetics. While it can be suppressed for a while by resting and some supplements, it comes back stronger and worse after some time. You should rush to see a doctor!
Although humans perspire differently, you should pay attention to know if yours is consistent or not. While some diabetics sweat excessively especially during meals and when they sleep, some do not sweat at all. If you’re experiencing either of the two, you should see a doctor soon.
1. Dry Mouth
When you have enough sugar in your blood to make you diabetic, the moisture in your mouth dries up and it becomes sore. When your mouth is sore/dry, coupled with yeast infections and bleeding gums, the amount of discomfort should be enough to push you to make an appointment with a doctor.