The numbers of people diagnosed with diabetes are high, but so are those of potential undiagnosed people. And is that many of them do not know how to identify the first symptoms that alert diabetes.
Early symptoms of Diabetes
The earlier diabetes is detected , the better. The initial symptoms of this disease are hardly detected, especially in the case of type 2 diabetes , and are generally ignored or related to specific health problems.
Therefore, in addition to performing routine blood tests on a regular basis, it is important to know how to recognize them, since untreated diabetes can cause significant complications:
Heart problems, kidney diseases, serious vision disorders, diabetic coma, diabetic foot, etc.
High thirst and the need to urinate frequently: the accumulation of glucose in the blood forces the kidneys to work harder to filter it and eliminate it with the urine, thus increasing the frequency and desire to urinate. And this entails the need to replace fluids and therefore thirst.
Weight loss for no apparent reason: This is more evident in type 1 diabetes and is often accompanied by a feeling of hunger.
Early symptoms of Diabetes Includes Tiredness:
The increase in the presence of glucose in the blood is due to an insufficiency in the production of insulin, which is what causes the sugar to penetrate the cells and become the energy necessary for the proper functioning of the body. Low energy results in fatigue. However, this may also be due to other factors generally associated with diabetes : obesity, high blood pressure or dehydration.
Excess glucose in the blood induces an increase in the loss of fluids from the body, including those that maintain the moisture of the lens, which reduces the eye’s ability to focus correctly (dry eye).
The glucose levels are not controlled the blood vessels that supply the retina can be damaged and lead to diabetic retinopathy and even blindness.
The cause of the diseases is not known exactly. The truth is that diabetes reduces the body’s ability to eliminate pathogens, favoring the appearance of infections. It is common, for example, the appearance of gingivitis or periodontitis (redness and inflammation of the gums).
Numbness or tingling sensation in the feet:
This can be the beginning of diabetic neuropathy, which is a common complication of diabetes due to the damage that excess glucose can cause in the nerve endings.
We must pay attention to all these symptoms and go to the doctor if any of them appear in order to carry out an analysis that confirms or rules out the existence of diabetes and, if necessary, establish the most appropriate treatment to control it, with the in order to avoid major complications.