What Are 10 Warning Signs Of Diabetes?

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 If your symptoms look like these or if other warning signs follow, then it’s time to check in with your doctor and start your diabetes management plan. Below are the most common symptoms and some more that you may come across. As well as some important details about diabetes.

1. When You Have Urination Frequently

When you feel this symptom, you could be experiencing polyuria (sleeplessness after urination). This is when small amounts of urine are made by a person with diabetes. Polyuria can get noticed when you are taking medication for diabetes or even when you are not taking any insulin or treatment for diabetes. Although, this symptom is common when you take the occasional dose of blood sugar-lowering medication. It is also related to sleep apnea and causes you to wake up frequently. Symptoms include:

Your hands or feet become sweaty

You wake up frequently at night and wake up earlier than usual

Your heart begins to beat too fast. This is known as hypoglycemia, which is a type of rapid fluctuations in blood sugar (sugar) levels.

Your bladder feels dry

The sensation you get while your bladder is full

Your body aches and feels very empty

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2. Feeling Very Hungry — Even Though You Are Eating Enough

You could be feeling hungry even if you aren’t eating enough. For example, you might be feeling sleepy because you need to pee but want to lie down after having a wee, or because you’ve done a big meal but have no idea how much more you need to eat. Others may just want to enjoy having something to feed their cravings without getting hungover afterwards. One simple fix would be making sure you keep track of everything that you eat and don’t forget to leave a few bites before you find the urge to snack again!

3. Extreme Fatigue And Poor Heart Health

Fatigue and poor heart health can easily develop as a result of diabetes. They are both the hallmark characteristics of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Hypertension. If you tend to fall into one category, then you know what I mean!

Fatigue usually comes from being tired, even though we know we shouldn’t be!

The main cause of fatigue is too little glucose in the bloodstream. Too high glucose in the bloodstream makes you feel lethargic. Tired makes you feel less alert (even if you feel very alert), and that is why you may feel very lazy, even though you try hard to be awake. People who have Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus tend to struggle more with fatigue and heart problems. So, when you’re feeling fatigued, think about whether you’re getting enough sleep. Maybe you’re tired because you’ve been sleeping poorly too. Either way, getting adequate sleep will help you feel more energetic for the rest of the day so keep an eye on the amount of sleep that you need. If you need to take a break after doing a load of laundry, then make sure to go back to your bed or have someone do it for you. If you don’t, and the temptation of food seems strong, consider going to a local diabetic store and buy those pre-cooked meals from them. Sometimes all we need is to put “a smile on our face” to make us feel better. Then you can sit back and relax. Another tip is to set a timer in the evening, so that you don’t get stuck eating too many calories during the short hours, for dinner.

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4. Having Acne On Your Skin Or Bowels

When diabetes occurs in your skin, it can show a lot of skin problems such as wrinkles, sores, patches of discolouration and dark spots.

Your bowels can absorb all the sugars that your pancreas produces. This means that they make a huge amount of insulin and don’t let out enough to keep you happy. Insulin can also make your bowels more acidic or increase bloating. These two problems can happen at different times depending on your blood sugar level. You should definitely see a nutritionist if you’re suffering from multiple abdominal issues at once.

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5. Low Blood Sugar Levels At Night

Nighttime has long been proven to be one of the worst nights for people with diabetes. A low blood sugar level can lead to the same issues as daytime symptoms.

Many of the things that occur at the end of the day are normal, but a sudden rise in blood sugar levels could be dangerous for your kidneys (especially your kidney at night). In case you get diabetes at night, your blood sugar level will spike up to the point when you start shaking and sweating a bit and you will then fall over due to hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels on the blood). Because your pancreas makes too much insulin, this is called hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar levels). Your high blood sugar level could damage your liver and lead to serious side effects.

6. Feeling Weak During Exercise

Exercising weakens your muscles, and that can lead to lower energy levels, especially if you are overweight. Lack of movement can also lead to a faster rate of fat burn. According to an article in Live Science, overweight individuals who had poor blood sugar control during exercise tended to suffer from more severe obesity symptoms later in life, compared to those with good blood sugar control.

7. Feeling More Ugly

Skin problems such as acne, hair loss or pigmentation are all some of the possible results of an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. Exhaustion, fatigue and dehydration also can cause the appearance of ugliness to your skin. Moreover, exercising at least twice a week can help with weight loss because exercise releases stored energy, so you’ll gain those extra kilos (or pounds).

8. Pounding Nausea And Sickness

Nausea and sickness are an inseparable pair when it comes to diabetes. We’re not talking here about headaches or nausea because nausea is one of the biggest killer symptoms! Some people also experience nauseas and vomiting before an event, which is known as hyperemesis (feeling very sick but doesn’t get sick).

9. Diarrhoea And Constipation

People with diabetes have a tendency to throw up. Constipation is not only distressing for everyone, it can also lead to bowel cancer, resulting in a higher death rate. A common reason your colon has constipation is that it gets loose and bloated. That is basically what happens to a patient with diabetes. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can even lead to major complications.

But you might notice that when you have diarrhea at the toilet, then you have to walk round the entire bathroom to go to the toilet and back to the basin. While you’re there, you’re likely to fall into a deep sleep. Once you get out, the water will still be running and the water will still be cold. Since water is cold, it will probably make you feel hot, and you might be thirsty. Therefore, you could start to vomit (more water in the stomach) and that could lead to further constipation.

10. Fainting

Fainting is a really bad sign because it shows that a person with diabetes might be unable to control his/her bowel movements. Also, fainting can cause minor injury to the muscles of your abdomen (inability to pass gas or waste products through your anus), which means you have to sit in the same position for a long time. If you haven’t eaten anything in around 3 hours, then fainting is a possibility. Furthermore, fainting can lead to a drop in blood pressure. Thus, someone with diabetes is vulnerable to dizzy spells or falls during physical exertion.

Diabetes Isn't An Easy Word To Accept But Here Is How Much People With Multiple Endeavours Can Feel

If you find yourself struggling to manage your diabetes while working from home and trying to save money on your travel expenses, then you’re not alone. Just because you have diabetes does not mean that you cannot get away from its consequences. Being diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t mean you will always feel like you can go on living a normal life, neither will having diabetes make you completely dependent on others for every single thing.

You’ve never heard of anyone saying, “I have diabetes but it really helps me make sense of my life.” Well, you are not alone! Anyone who knows where he came from and what he believes now can attest to this. Do you believe how lucky you are?

There are several ways that you can overcome diabetes if you want to. From managing your daily activities to making healthy decisions regarding foods and drinks, there are steps you can take to reach ideal glycemic control.

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