Diabetes Symptoms | Diabetes Mellitus | Type 2 Diabetes – Signs & Symptoms | Diabetes Warning Signs

Diabetes Symptoms | Diabetes Mellitus | Type 2 Diabetes – Signs & Symptoms | Diabetes Warning Signs

In this video we have discussed types of diabetes and early signs and symptoms of diabetes.
There are mainly 3 types of diabetes:
Type – I: where insulin is completely absent
Type – II: where either insulin formation decreases, or the body is not responding to the insulin formed.
Gestational diabetes – Gestational diabetes develops in pregnant women who have never had diabetes

How can you tell if you have diabetes?
Most early symptoms are from higher-than-normal levels of glucose.

What are the early signs of Diabetes?

Hunger and Fatigue
The food we eat is converted into glucose, which our cells use for energy. Our cells need insulin to take in glucose. But in diabetes there isn’t enough or any insulin. So the glucose can’t get into them and you have no energy. This can make you hungrier and more tired than usual.

Peeing more often and being thirstier
A person with diabetes may need to pee a lot more, than an average person.

Dry mouth & Itchy Skin
Because the body is using a lot of fluid to make urine, there’s less moisture available for other things. This can make you dehydrated, and your Mouth may feel dry.

Blurred vision
Changing fluid levels in body can make the lens in Eyes swell up.

What are the symptoms of Diabetes
These appear after the glucose level is high for a long time.

Fungal or yeast infections:
Excess glucose in your body promotes fungal infection. In diabetes there can be fungal infections
Between fingers and toes
Under breasts
In or around genital organs.

Slow-healing sores or cuts
Over time, high blood sugar can affect the blood flow and it may even cause nerve damage.
That makes it hard for your body to heal wounds.

Pain or numbness in feet or legs
This is also a result of nerve damage caused by high blood glucose.

Unplanned weight loss
If your body can’t get energy from the food you consume, then it will start burning muscle and fat for energy. This leads to the unintentional weight loss.

Nausea & Vomiting
When the body burns fat, it makes ketones. These ketones can build up in blood to dangerous levels. These Ketones can make you feel sick.

What are the warning Signs of Diabetes Complications
Signs of diabetes’ complications may include:
Slow-healing sores or cuts
Itchy skin (usually around the vaginal or groin area)
Frequent yeast infections.
Recent weight gain.
Velvety, dark skin changes of the neck, armpit, and groin, called Acanthosis nigricans
Numbness and tingling of the hands and feet
Decreased vision
Impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED)

A serious complication of prolonged increase in blood glucose is Diabetic Coma
This serious complication can even lead to death.
It may occur with either type of diabetes, though it’s more common in type 2.

Other complications of diabetes are:
Heart disease and stroke
Diabetic retinopathy
Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Gum diseases

When to visit a Doctor
If you’re older than 45 or have other risks for diabetes, it’s important to get tested.
When you diagnose the condition early, you can avoid nerve damage, Heart trouble, and other complications.


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