Symptoms and Signs of Diabetes
Symptoms and Signs of Diabetes is a critical article for any type of diabetic. It contains warning signs to look out for if you suspect your body systems have changed.
First, I want to shout out to those who may not know they are sneaking up on the diabetes disease. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA); an alarming 40% of adults who are at risk for developing diabetes do not realize it. (I was one). Future posts will cover type 2 diabetes and diet, and I will provide a type 2 diabetes food list. I will also post my recommended type 2 diabetes exercise program and type 2 diabetes exercise plans. The plans will all tie into various diabetes natural cures that I hope to write about. All because I am no longer living type 2 diabetes through the help of recognizing signs of diabetes type 2, and natural cures or medicines.
What Happened to Me?
I somehow missed signs and things that could have foretold of me being prediabetic or predisposed to becoming diabetic. I invite you to go over this list of signs that had I been a little wiser, I might have noticed. If you share these signs/symptoms, I urge you go get checked to see if you might be diabetic or prediabetic. I didn’t count the dry mouth symptom since it wouldn’t have raised any alarms for me, but I did experience a bit greater thirst due to #3 below. My symptoms:
- I had put on some extra pounds, mainly in my stomach area. The proverbial beer gut, even though my beer intake was next to nil. Though this sign didn’t really bother me as most males in my family had a larger beer gut than I did, I should have been a little more watchful.
- “Fatigue” I began to fall asleep at the drop of a hat in the middle of the day while working. I’ve never needed more than the normal amount of sleep, but this bothered me because I didn’t seem to be able to control it.
- “frequent urination” I started to feel a more urgent and frequent need to urinate. This started out slow, and gradually increased over a couple of weeks until I had to leave in the middle of a meeting for it.
- “Blurred vision” Lastly, I began to notice a change in my vision, like it was getting better and I switched to my old standby pair of glasses because I could see better now. This sign was a good sign for me, but my optometrist told me later that anytime you notice a change in your vision, its changing too fast, and the reason may not be good.
Here are The Symptoms and Signs of Diabetes
What are the first symptoms of diabetes? Following is a longer list of widely known and formally accepted symptoms as reported by healthline.com and other medically oriented web sites:
- increased thirst and hunger.
- frequent urination.
- weight loss or gain that has no obvious cause.
- blurred vision.
- wounds that heal slowly.
- skin infections.
Here is the rub though; not all of these symptoms will show up for all diabetics, and each diabetic may have a unique combination of them. Also, this is by no means an exhaustive list of symptoms. Some other symptoms listed by Webmd, Mayo Clinic, and NIDDK include numbness or tingling in the feet or hands, Irritability, Areas of darkened skin, Headaches, Dry mouth.
Don’t forget the Children
Children, may experience the same symptoms and signs of diabetes as adults in addition to a couple more. Included for children are Nausea and vomiting, Abdominal pain, quick mood changes and Yeast infection. In my article The Diabetes Epidemic America, I show information that type 2 diabetes is also on the rise in children. In a future article I plan to write about the “Why Me” question, and the underlying causes of diabetes.
If you suspect you or your child may have diabetes. If you notice any possible diabetes symptoms, contact your doctor right away. The earlier the condition is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin. Also, the better your chances become to reverse or cure it.
I hope this information was helpful and answered some of your questions. However, please do not be fooled into thinking that you cannot be leaning towards diabetes if you don’t have any of these symptoms. I generally tell people to get their blood glucose level checked at least once a year. Also, if something in your digestive system changes or you gain weight.
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