Wednesday, March 25, 2009
There are two types of diabetes but the symptoms for both of
these can be very similar. Having diabetes means that you
have a high amount of glucose in your blood and not enough
cells. It is critical to detect symptoms early so you can be
sure to take measures so your condition does not get worse.
First, you may notice that you need to urinate frequently,
in comparison to usual. When there is too much glucose in
the blood, humans need to urinate very frequently. Also, if
the insulin is not present, or is not working the right way,
your kidneys are not able to take the glucose to the blood.
This will cause your body to have to urinate more often.
Second, there is a high chance that you will notice you are
very thirsty, and cannot get rid of the feeling. You drink
and drink more water, yet you are still thirsty. This may
indeed be a sign of diabetes, especially if you have to
urinate more than often.
Third, you may notice that you are losing weight without
even attempting to. This is normally seen more often in
people with Type 1 diabetes. The body does not make insulin
anymore, so the body needs to find more energy for the
cells. To do so, it will use muscle tissue and fat for
energy, thus you will lose weight. It is less common in Type
2, but all the same, still be aware.
Fourth,if you feel that you are very tired, no matter how much you
sleep, you may suffer from diabetes. If your body does not
have insulin, or the cells do not respond to it, the cells
do not receive the glucose they need. At that point, you
will start to feel very fatigued.
These are some very common signs of people suffering from
diabetes. If you even notice a few of these symptoms, visit
a doctor. It is better to be safe than sorry!