1. Frequent urination
Also known as polyuria, frequent and / or excessive urination is a sign that your blood sugar level is high enough to start spilling into your urine. Because their kidneys can not keep up with high glucose levels, they allow some of that sugar to enter their urine, where they extract extra water, forcing them to urinate frequently.
2. Extreme thirst
Extreme thirst is one of the first notable symptoms of diabetes for some. It is linked to high levels of blood sugar, which cause thirst, and is aggravated by frequent urination. Often, drinking will not satisfy thirst.
3. Increase in hunger
Intense hunger or polyphagia is also a sign of early warning of diabetes. Your body uses sugar in your blood to feed your cells. When cells can not absorb sugar (due to lack of insulin), your body looks for more sources of fuel, which causes persistent hunger.
4. Nervous pain or numbness
You may experience tingling or numbness in your hands, fingers, feet and toes. This is a sign of diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage. You are more likely to experience this after several years of living with diabetes.
5. Slow and healing wounds
There are several reasons why a wound will heal more slowly if you have diabetes. Poor circulation, the effects of hyperglycemia on blood vessels and immunodeficiency are just some. If you experience frequent infections or wounds that are slow to heal, it could be an early symptom.
6. Blurred vision
Blurred vision occurs early in uncontrolled diabetes. It can be a sign of high blood sugar levels, which cause the fluid to move into the lens of the eye. This usually resolves when blood sugar levels normalize.
7. dark skin patches
The dark discoloration in the folds of the skin is called acanthosis nigricans and is another early warning sign of type 2 diabetes. They are more common in the armpits, neck and groin regions.
Excess tiredness can develop when the body constantly compensates for the lack of glucose in the cells. Fatigue also occurs when your sleep is interrupted by the urge to urinate. People begin to experience lower levels of energy and do not feel well chronically.
9. Sexual dysfunction
Diabetes also damages blood vessels and nerves in the sexual organs, which can lead to different sexual problems. Women may experience vaginal dryness and men may have difficulty with erection. Between 35 and 75 percent of men with diabetes suffer from impotence.
A headache can develop due to high blood sugar levels and is considered an early sign of hyperglycemia (high blood glucose level). The symptom gets worse as the condition gets worse.
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