Diabetes is a lifelong disease which impairs the body’s ability to be responsive to insulin, which results into high blood sugar levels. The following are signs that one could be suffering from diabetes:
Signs of Diabetes
- Frequent Urination
This is a sign of diabetes mellitus which is directly related to excessive intake of water. It could also be as a result of the body getting rid of excess glucose that is produce in the body.
- Increased Thirst
Excessive presence of glucose in the body results into body fluids being pulled from various tissues for blood dilution and balance the glucose concentration, which also leads to extreme thirst as well as excessive urination.
- Increased Hunger
Due to the boy’s resistance to insulin, body muscles lack enough glucose supply for energy. This causes the body to be in constant need for energy, hence one feels hungry all the time in an attempt to bridge the energy gap.
- Foot Pain/Numbness
This is a diabetic neuropathy which is caused by nerve disorders. This is commonly caused by a number of factors such as low insulin levels, high levels of glucose in the blood or being a diabetic for long periods of time.
- Urinary Tract and Yeast Infections
Diabetes tends to affect the body’s immune response, which translates into one having insufficient white blood cells to fight germs. Damage of nerves also can make one not to empty their bladder, which makes urine to be held in the body for longer periods. All these put one into a greater risk for urinary tract and yeast infections.
- Slow Wound Healing
When one suffers diabetes, the immune system’s level of efficiency is lowered, therefore being not effective in fighting infections hence healing takes place slowly. The immune system is also impaired by high glucose levels which is so common with the diabetics. When the immune system is malfunctioning, wounds may take unnecessarily long to heal.
- Vision changes
This is one of the first sign that could show that one is a diabetic. Insufficient supply of insulin may cause a buildup of glucose in the body. This condition is known as hyperglycemia and it can affect the eyes causing blurred vision. Hyperglycemia causes fluid to leak into the eye lens, making it swell. The swollen lens cannot focus properly hence blurred vision.
Everyone should be on the lookout for these signs. Early treatment makes diabetes a manageable disease hence making life to be manageable for the diabetics. These signs can be controlled also through proper medication and care from health facilities.