Running regular check ups and tests may help you to avoid diseases rather than treating it. Yes, you can avoid many health problems before they even happen, but observing any sudden changes or diseases symptoms is a good thing to do as well, it could be life saver and I am here to tell you about the diabetes’s signs and symptoms that could help you to discover diabetes in its early stages, the earlier the better, right?
Knowing what you are dealing with is a very important thing, so, let’s start by knowing the main cause of diabetes. Basically insulin hormone is responsible of the sugar metabolism process in your body and it helps the cells of your body to get their needs from glucose through blood. So, what causes diabetes is an abnormal metabolism of insulin hormone which cause the sugar to remain in the blood and that is for sure causes an increased sugar levels in blood.
Every type of diabetes has its own symptoms, so let me tell you first the different types of diabetes. There are three types, type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. Type 1 is also known as juvenile, it happens when the beta cells of the pancreas are damaged which cause little or no production of insulin and in this case the patient is required to take an insulin injection daily.
The popular symptoms of this type 1 are, frequent urination (polyuria) which results in hydration and that lead us to the second symptom which is frequent thirst (polydipsia), an increased appetite for eating, excessive weight loss and feeling of exhaustion and fatigue at most of the time.
When it comes to diabetes type 2, we will find that it happens because the body cells don’t respond to insulin or there isn’t an insufficient amount of insulin. The most popular symptoms of this type are all the previous ones that I mentioned above in addition to theses symptoms that include, changes in vision and eye sight, because the increased level of sugar in blood lead to some changes in the eye lenses, developing infections, slow healing of cuts and wounds, tingles in feet and hands and skin dryness are some other symptoms that type 2 diabetic may observe.
The third type of diabetes which is known as gestational diabetes mostly happens to pregnant women especially in their third trimester due to the hormonal changes that happens during pregnancy. In most cases the gestational diabetes disappears by itself in few months and sometimes it’s considered as a sign of type-2 diabetes, so you should do regular tests to be updated with your sugar levels.
The common symptoms of this type of diabetes are so similar to the type 1 symptoms in addition to one symptom which is snoring more than usual. For sure snoring during pregnancy is a normal thing and that is because the pregnancy hormones cause something called nasal congestion and that is what causes snoring, but if you notice any abnormal increased snoring, you should talk to you doctor about it.
Ok, those are the common symptoms that may tell that the person is a diabetic patient, but what about the symptoms that tells you that you might be at risk of developing diabetes? The most common symptoms are family history of this disease, obesity, high blood pressure and high fat levels. Again running the required regular tests is very important to check your body status and for sure changing your wrong eating habits to healthier ones is always the best protective idea to start with.