What are the Symptoms of Diabetes?
There are several symptoms of diabetes such as:
Excessive urination day and night - when the blood has sugar above its normal level, the sugar passes into the urine.
The kidneys transfer extra water to dilute those large amounts of sugar.
As a result, diabetic people have the need to urinate frequently and their urine contains high level of sugar.
Excessive thirst – the excessive urination carries a large amount of water out of the body in order to dilute the high blood sugar back to normal levels.
The body must compensate for its water loss and that's the cause to the nonstop thirst.
Blurry vision – blurry vision is related not only to diabetes patients but to all people with high blood sugar levels.
The changes of the glucose and the water levels in the eyes lenses cause this blurry vision.
Filling weak and fatigue – the lack of insulin prevents glucose from the cells, i.e. no fuel for the cells.
The body continues to use its energy. The result is constant exhaustion.
Unexplained weight loss – glucose is the fuel and the nutrition of the cells.
No food for the cells makes the body thin.
Excessive hunger – no food for the cells make them starve and there is a constant feeling of hunger.
Wounds healing slowly - high levels of blood sugar make difficult on the white cells in the blood operating normally.
When it happens, wounds take much longer to heal and there is a high risk of infections.
Dry and itchy skin – diabetes over the years causes the blood vessels to become thick.
The blood circulation is damaged.
There is no access to oxygen and other nutrients to the cells and the result is dry and itchy skin cells.
Central nervous system damage - blood glucose is essential for the proper functioning of brain cells.
Therefore, low blood sugar can lead to central nervous system symptoms such as: