How can you tell if you have diabetes?
Most early symptoms are from higher-than-normal levels of glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. The warning signs can be so mild that you don’t notice them. Some people don’t find out they have it until they get problems from long-term damage caused by the disease.
These are the symptoms:
- Extreme fatigue
Your body converts the food you eat into glucose that your cells use for energy. But your cells need insulin to bring the glucose in.If your body doesn’t make enough or any insulin, or if your cells resist the insulin your body makes, the glucose can’t get into them and you have no energy. This can make you more hungry and tired than usual.
- Always feel thirsty
The average person usually has to pee between four and seven times in 24 hours, but people with diabetes may go a lot more. Why? Normally your body reabsorbs glucose as it passes through your kidneys. But when diabetes pushes your blood sugar up, your kidneys may not be able to bring it all back in. This causes the body to make more urine, and that takes fluids.
You’ll have to go more often. You might pee out more, too. Because you’re peeing so much, you can get very thirsty. When you drink more, you’ll also pee more.
- Slow-healing wounds
Over time, high blood sugar can affect your blood flow and cause nerve damage that makes it hard for your body to heal wounds.
- Abnormal weight loss or gain.
If your body can’t get energy from your food, it will start burning muscle and fat for energy instead. You may lose weight even though you haven’t changed how you eat. This applies vice versa, when your body is getting too much carbohydrates from your food, it’ll be easier to gain weight.
Always do routine check for your blood sugar level, and the most important, always choose better sweetener like coconut sugar to avoid chances of getting diabetes.