10 major symptoms of diabetes: India is the Diabetes Capital of the world, where every fifth person suffers from diabetes or sugar disease. This dangerous disease can be gauged by the fact that the patient due to this one disease:
- heart attack ,
- Or until kidney failure.
But despite these dangers, awareness about this disease in India is very less. Millions of people become aware of diabetes when they have suffered enough due to this. That is why today we are sharing a detailed post on the symptoms of diabetes with you.
Before knowing Diabetes Symptoms, we will know briefly what is diabetes and what are the two major types of it.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease in which the amount of glucose in the patient’s blood (blood sugar level) exceeds the requirement. This can happen for two reasons:
- Your body is not producing enough insulin. or
- Your cells are not reacting to the insulin being produced.
Two major types of diabetes:
- Type 1 diabetes: In this, the body stops making insulin and the patient has to give insulin by injection.
- Type 2 diabetes: The body makes insulin in it but our cells do not react to it. Most people have type 2 diabetes.
So let’s know now:
10 major symptoms of diabetes
10 major symptoms of diabetes
1. Hunger and fatigue:
Your body converts the food you eat into glucose, which your cells use for energy. But your cells need insulin to bring glucose in.
If your body does not make sufficient amount of insulin or even if it makes, then your cells resist it, then glucose cannot enter the cells and there is no energy in you. Because of which you feel more hungry than normal people and you feel tired.
2. Excessive urination and thirst:
On average, a person urinates 6-7 times a day, but if you have to urinate more than this, then you may have diabetes.
What happens is that due to diabetes, the level of sugar in the blood is much higher than the normal. When this happens, the body tries to remove excess sugar from the body through urine. Since once you urinate, the sugar level in the blood does not decrease, so the body employs the kidneys to remove the extra sugar. Kidney makes urine repeatedly by filtering blood and the diseased person has to urinate frequently.
Why do you feel thirsty?
To remove excess sugar from the body through urine, our body first dilutes the blood for which it uses fluids (fluids) / water present in the body. For this reason the body becomes dehydrated and thirsty again and again.
3. Dry mouth and itching: symptoms of diabetes
Since the diabetic person has frequent urination and this urine is made up of fluids (liquid) present in the body, there is a lack of moisture for other things. You may feel dehydrated when this happens. Due to lack of water in the body, the mouth becomes dry and lack of moisture in the skin can cause itching by drying the skin.
4. Blurred vision: symptoms of diabetes
As we know, our body dilutes blood to remove excess sugar from the body, for which it uses the fluids present in the body. Sometimes due to the movement of fluids, some fluid goes into the lenses of the eyes, causing the lens to swell. Due to bloating, the shape of the lens changes and it is not able to focus properly. So things look blurred.
Sometimes the opposite is also true, that is, the fluids in the lens get pulled and even then the shape of the lens deteriorates and things appear blurred.
5. Sudden weight loss:
If you are losing weight unintentionally then it can also be a symptom of diabetes. This happens mostly in type 1 diabetes, but sometimes in type 2, these symptoms are also seen.
Actually, due to the lack of insulin, the glucose present in the blood cannot reach the cells of the body and the cells cannot use glucose as energy… but the body needs energy, so that body fat to get energy And muscles start to burn. Obviously, body weight starts decreasing rapidly when this happens.
6. Nausea and vomiting: symptoms of diabetes
When the body burns fat to fulfill its energy needs, it also produces “ketones”. Ketones can rise to dangerous levels in your blood, due to which you may feel stomach upset and you may complain of nausea and vomiting.
7. Yeast or Fungal Infection:
In a diabetic person, glucose is high and yeast needs glucose to thrive.
So if you are having yeast infection again and again, it can also be a symptom of diabetes. These infections usually occur at these places:
- Between fingers
- Under the breast
- Around sex organs and thighs
8. Late healing of wounds: symptoms of diabetes
If one of your wounds is taking longer than usual to heal, you may have diabetes. In fact, due to diabetes, the increased amount of glucose in the blood can gradually affect your veins, due to which the circulation of blood in the body is not being done properly. In such a situation, the right amount of blood does not reach the place of injury and the supply of oxygen and nutrients that comes with it is also interrupted. Because of this, wounds take longer to heal than necessary.
9. Tingling in hands / feet / numbness in hands and feet
If you have diabetes and you do not control it for a long time, then it can cause damage to the nerves (diabetic neuropathy). Hands and feet send signals only with the help of these nerves. But due to the damage to the nerves, the signals are not able to pass properly and you feel tingling in hands and feet.
10. Gum wound and swelling- symptoms of diabetes
Diabetes can weaken your ability to fight germs, due to which there is an increased risk of infection in the bones that hold your gums and teeth. In this case, your gums can be removed from the teeth, your teeth may become loose, or your gums may get sores, pus or swelling.
Diabetes is also called silent killer because very often its symptoms do not clear and even if there is some problem, then the man ignores it, and when the disease causes a lot of damage, it is detected. But do not do this, if you are feeling any of these 10 symptoms then check your sugar as soon as possible.
How much money does a sugar test cost?
This test is very cheap.
- 50 rupees fasting
- 50 rupees random
In the fasting test, you have to give your blood sample in the morning without eating or drinking anything, whereas in the random test you have to give your blood sample after two hours of eating.
Friends, diabetes disease is a lifestyle disease, if it is not taken care of then it can be fatal for us but if we know in time that we are suffering from this disease then it is not so difficult to control it. So the first step is to find out if we have diabetes or not.
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