Studies show that a shocking 25 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are not aware of it. Diabetes has plenty of early signs, but they are subtle enough to go unnoticed.
If you experience some of these symptoms, consult your doctor. Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing the complications of diabetes.
1. Extreme FatigueImage Source
Continuous fatigue is an important clue to pay attention to, it may mean that the food you’re eating for energy isn’t being broken down and used by cells as it’s supposed to.
2. Being thirstier and urinating often
The average person usually has to pee every 4 to 6 hours, however people with diabetes may have to go a lot many times. Our body reabsorbs glucose as it passes through your kidneys. But when your blood sugar is up, it may not be able to bring it all back in. It will try to get rid of the extra by making more urine. Because of excessive urination one tends to feel thirsty often.
3. Blurred vision
In the early stages of diabetes, the eye lens is not focusing well because glucose builds up in the eye, which temporarily changes its shape. Hence lose its ability to focus.
4. Wounds are slow to heal
Wound healing can be slowed when the patient is diabetic. A diabetic patient’s wound heals slowly and can worsen rapidly.
5. Weight loss
With the decreased ability to metabolize glucose, the body uses alternative fuels stored in muscle and fat. Calories are lost as excess glucose is released in the urine making a person lose weight.