Diabetes Symptoms What are They?

Diabetes symptoms are indication of a chronic illness that you must be able to recognized early. By you being able to recognized the symptoms of diabetes mellitus, you can get get or administer the correct treatment immediately. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects every part of your body. In some cases this disease can be fatal.

Like I mentioned earlier, diabetes mellitus will cause serious life threatening complications if it goes untreated or undetected.

According to medical facts, if you have type 1 diabetes, it means that your immune system is working against you.

This means that your body is actually destroying your beta cells which are responsible for insulin production. Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for the removal of glucose (sugar) from the blood stream.

How To Recognize Type 1 Diabetes symptoms

According to medical information, these symptoms involve a number of things such as:

  • Blurry vision. Which can eventually lead to complete blindness (if it is not treated in time).
  • Frequent urination.
  • Always thirsty.
  • Increased hunger (even after just finishing a meal).
  • The sudden lost of body weight (although the person eats regularly).
  • Fatigue.

Some complications that are associated with the diabetes disease, could become medical emergencies that could lead to hospitalization.

Diabetic Symptoms That Can Lead To Hospitalization

During the life span of an individual who has been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, there may be a time when they experience complications that can cause them to be hospitalized.

Some of these more severe symptoms of diabetes may include:

  • Severe shaking or confusion.
  • Fast breathing.
  • A scent of fruitiness on the breath.
  • Severe abdominal pain.
  • Loss of consciousness (in some cases).

The diabetes symptoms listed above, can also be the same for individuals that have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. However, there are other symptoms of diabetes that can be related or associated with having type 2 diabetes. These indicators of symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:

  • Cuts or sores that take a very long time to heal. This could be an indication of diabetes neuropathy. A serious nerve disorder that is caused by diabetes.
  • Skin itches that is mostly in the groin area.
  • Yeast infections that frequently occur in women.
  • Weight gain which can be sudden and unexplained.
  • Acanthosis nigricans (darkening of the skin).
  • Numbness or tingling of both the hands and feet.
  • Erectile dysfunction in men.

If for any reason, you experience any of these diabetic symptoms you should contact your physician immediately. They will be able to arrange for you to get tested right away. The testing will help your physician determined for sure if you are pre-diabetic or if you have already develop the diabetes disease.

You can avoid serious complications that can occur as a result of you having either type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes - providing you can recognize and get help early for diabetes symptoms.

Diabetes Care

The National Association of Diabetes Educators of Pakistan. National Association of Diabetes Educator Pakistan is an Association of diabetes educators, Dietitians, other health care professionals and those who have a keen interest towards diabetes care.

The aim of NADEP is to provide, facilitate and promote education for the prevention and management of diabetes and related disorders.

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