Diabetes Symptoms

February 17, 2011
By Diabetes Guide

Keep an eye on how you feel to identify the Symptoms of diabetes

Diabetes —one of the most significantly increasing diseases in the developed world—and symptoms of diabetes develop so perniciously that diabetes goes unidentified in most cases. According to new researches, more than 270 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes . That’s why public health authorities have named diabetes an “epidemic” that requires the utmost attention.

While there are different types of diabetes mellitus —such as type 1 diabetes , types 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes — most are asymptomatic in the beginning, but at advanced stages all the types of diabetes share almost similar symptomes and complications.

Basically, physicians focus on the most characterized symptoms to diagnose the type of diabetes – decreased production of insulin or decreased sensitivity of body tissues to insulin or sometime a combination of both symptons .

If symptoms are not detected at the right time, it may lead to severe longer-term complications of diabetes like dehydration, cardiovascular disease, renal failure, retinal damage with eventual blindness, nerve damage and many more. And, it’s found in many researches that diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of chronic renal failure worldwide.

Recent researches show that early recognition of diabetes symptoms can reduce the development of later critical complications of diabetes . So, experts now recommend that people should know about the symptomes and should take tests regularly for diabetes because an accurate treatment for diabetes is not available till now, the only way to treat this disease is to control the particular physical disorders.

Whether you are having diabetes or not, look for the symptoms and if you are facing any of them, immediately contact to your physician as these are the warning signs of diabetes:

•  Symptoms for type 1 diabetes —feeling extremely thirsty, dry mouth, frequent urination which may be more noticeable at night, increased hunger, always feeling weak and tired, weight loss, nausea and vomiting, irritability and blurry vision are the definite signs. Blood glucose levels become sensitive to small changes in diet and exercise.

•  Symptoms for type 2 diabetes —unexpected weight gain, leg pain, cramping, tingling or numbness in your feet, blurry vision, slow healing of cuts or sores, itchy and dry skin, need to urinate often, increased diet, yeast and fungal infections as Acanthosis nigricans, erectile dysfunction in men, leg pain are the main symptoms .

•  Symptoms for Gestational diabetes — This type of diabetes develops usually in pregnancy and appears in the later half. The most common symptoms of gestational diabetes are increased thirst, increased urination, increased hunger, and blurred vision, which are considered as the common pregnancy problems.

Once the diabetes symptoms are confirmed, a person should be very careful to treat and control these symptoms to achieve normal physical condition. You should also learn basic diabetes management skills, like how to test and record blood glucose level, what to eat and when, how to take medication, how to recognize and treat low and high blood sugar, where to buy diabetes supplies and how to store them.

Successfully keeping blood sugar normal at all times is the best way to reduce/prevent problems associated with diabetes . So, keep en eye how you feel and if you encounter any of the above symptoms , please contact your physician immediately.

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