Symptoms of high blood sugar are often overlooked at the early stage of diabetes. Hence, in large number of cases, diabetes remains undiagnosed for several years. Untreated diabetes causes serious health complications that could be averted by diagnosing the condition at an early stage.
Diabetes occurs when the pancreas cannot produce sufficient insulin or the sensitivity of the body tissues to insulin declines. Regardless of the underlying cause of diabetes, the blood sugar level can be kept under control with appropriate medications and healthy lifestyle.
Symptoms Of Diabetes
Increased urination is a classic symptom of diabetes. When the sugar level in your blood is above the normal range, while filtering the blood your kidneys cannot reabsorb a significant amount of sugar, which passes into the urine. The high sugar concentration in the urine boosts the osmotic pressure of the urine. As a result, fluid is drawn from the body tissues, increasing urine output, which causes frequent urination.
Loss of body fluid due to increased urination induces thirst. To stay hydrated, you will be prompted to increase water intake, which will further increase urination.
Sugar is the main energy source of the body. When your body cells cannot use sugar to meet its energy needs, you will experience fatigue. Dehydration due to frequent urination worsens fatigue.
Increased hunger is another symptom of diabetes. Hunger in diabetics indicates that the body cells are not receiving sufficient calories. The energy-deprived body triggers hunger signals to increase sugar intake.
Sugar is the key source of calorie for your body. Despite increase in calorie intake prompted by constant hunger, you body cells cannot use the calorie stored in sugar. Moreover, sugar lost through excess urination contributes to further calorie loss. Loss of calorie causes weight loss.
Vision problem is usually a symptom of advanced diabetes. Excess sugar buildup in the blood draws fluid from the body tissues. Loss of fluid from the eye lens affects the health and function of the eye lens, leading to blurry vision. Untreated diabetes also damages the blood vessels, which if left untreated causes permanent loss of vision.
Tingling Or Numbness In Hands And Feet
Elevated sugar level in the blood damages the nerves. Tingling or numbness in the hands and feet is a common sign of nerve damage due to diabetes.
Slow Wound Healing
Diabetes inhibits the natural healing mechanism of the body. Slow wound healing is a common symptom of diabetes. Gangrene is a common cause of loss of limb due to poor wound healing in diabetics.
The immune system of the body is weakened by diabetes. Frequent infection is a possible sign of untreated diabetes. Diabetics are especially susceptible to urinogenital infections.
High blood sugar level slows down blood flow to the skin. It also increases skin dryness and increases risk of yeast infections of the skin. Skin itching, especially in the lower legs, feet and vaginal or groin area, is a common sign of skin problems caused by diabetes.
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