You Should Not IGNORE These 10 Early Signs of Diabetes!

 Early Signs of Diabetes!
Diabetes is a medical condition that has large proportions in the United States. More than 25 million people have diabetes and one third of them do not even know they are diabetic. Another 79 million are likely to get diabetes if they do not change their lifestyle. So here are 10 early warning signs of diabetes. You Should Not IGNORE These 10 Early Signs of Diabetes !

Increased Thirst & Urination
The kidneys try to filter the increased glucose in the blood, but they can not keep up because there is too much glucose in the blood. Your body tries to expel the glucose together with other fluids , because of this we feel dehydrated and drink more fluids. As a result frequent urination can be expected.

Increased Hunger
In order to pull glucose into your cells, your body needs to utilize insulin. If you’re insulin resistant, or you just have a lack of insulin, your body can’t store the glucose in your cells. And the cells need this glucose for energy. As a result, your body doesn’t have the energy it needs. This leads to increased hunger as the body’s attempt to increase calories for energy.

Weakness and Fatigue
The body is unable to properly use energy (glucose), and as a result hunger, weakness and fatigue are presented. The body, not being able to pull glucose into the cells, doesn’t have the proper amount of energy to function optimally. This results in fatigue and weakness.

Unexpected Weight Loss
Because the body is expelling excess glucose when you eat, it does not store any as energy for later. What it does is, it excretes the glucose in urine and decreases the amount of calories that are being absorbed into the cells. As a result the body can not compensate the lost calories and you end up losing weight.

Tingling or Numbness
Tingling or numbness is known as diabetic neuropathy. It’s the damage to the nerves that arises as a complication of high blood glucose levels. When blood glucose levels are elevated, it interferes with signals transmitted by nerves. Furthermore, the walls of the small blood vessels are weakened. This leads to cutting off blood supply to nerves, in the outermost extremities, starting with the feet.

Blurred Vision
The eyes are also extremely sensitive to the effects of high blood glucose. The lenses can swell and change shape, causing your vision to suddenly become blurry.

Sores That Heal Slowly
When the glucose levels are higher, receptors that recognize infections become ‘blind’. The high glucose effectively inhibits the normal working process of the immune system. As a result, the work of white blood cells is slowed down, and along with it, the normal healing process.

Frequent Infections
Frequent infections can be another symptom brought about by the increase blood glucose levels. A slowed immune response can lead you to an increased likelihood of frequent infections, and worse infections that a person with stable or normal blood glucose levels.

Dry, Itchy, or Scaly Skin
Our body, as we know, is 50 -78% water. And as we said earlier because of frequent urination and constant thirst, our body is drying our. So, as you can imagine, dry, itchy or scaly skin is a common symptom of diabetes as your kidneys excrete more water out of your tissues.

Irritability
Feeling irritated, hunger and low on energy can all be attributed to the expelling of energy supposed for storage in the cells. This results in an overall bad feeling and the irritability of being in a perpetual state of lost energy.

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