Diabetes is currently one of the most common diseases in the entire history of mankind. According to the CDC, more than 30 million people, about 9.4% of the American population, currently live with the disease. It is debilitating, discouraging and life-threatening if not taken into account. Worse, 7.2 million Americans don’t even realize they have it.
If you have one or more of the following symptoms, you can see your doctor before it is too late. There are treatment options that can help patients reduce their risk by simply following a few simple steps. Although there may be several lifestyle changes, understanding the symptoms of diabetes will ensure that you find the right treatment.
22. Increase in Thirst
If you are thirsty for some reason, it may be an early sign of illness. Be careful if you drink water constantly, but you are never satisfied.
21. Increased Hunger
The same goes for hunger. Many who experience early signs of diabetes are unable to overcome cravings. Overeating is a subtle indicator of diabetes.
20. Dry Mouth
Similar to insatiable thirst, lack of hydration can reach the mouth and cause dry mouth. When the water doesn’t work again, it can be another sign.
19. Frequent Urination
Frequent urination occurs at the opposite end of the spectrum. You can’t stop running to the bathroom for relief. Your body is trying to tell you something.
18. Urinary Tract Infections
Unexplained urinary tract infections may not be associated with diabetes, but they may be related. Similar infections can indicate a disease that we will talk about later.
17. Unexplained Weight Loss
Lose extra pounds without dieting or exercising? You can accept weight loss, but you also have to be careful. Decreased waist size may mean that diabetes is occurring.
Feeling tired during the day can also be a sign that you may reject something else. It’s easy to blame sleep deprivation or stress for exhaustion, but it can also be a little more serious.
15. Feeling Weak
The following is a general feeling of weakness. When this is not explained, it is especially an indicator of diabetes. If you do not feel weak, look for other symptoms.
14. Blurred Vision
Many of the signs and symptoms of diabetes on this list can be attributed to something else for the uninitiated. Blurred vision falls into this category. Do not dismiss this symptom as simple fatigue.
Headache is another subtle symptom that many ignore or completely reject. Don’t jump to the conclusion that you have diabetes just because you have a headache, but if there are accompanying symptoms, you can see a doctor.
12. Itchy Skin
Itchy skin can indicate many things. But if you just got out of the shower or have no reason to itch, it could be more than itchy.
11. Infection between the Fingers
This is the second on the list of infections that can indicate diabetes. If you notice something going on between your fingers, it’s time to see a doctor.
10. Infection under the Sinuses
Another type of infection that indicates diabetes can be found under the sinuses. This is mostly something that women should be wary of, but older men can also see similar symptoms.
9. Infection in or around the Sexual Organs
Men and women are susceptible to genital infections if they experience the first signs of diabetes. These infections should never be ignored and can mean several things, including diabetes.
8. Disease in the Legs
Unusual trembling in the legs is frightening and with good reason. We cover stories in which this event is life threatening. But it is also a sign of diabetes, not such an immediate problem, but a serious problem.
7. Pain in the Legs
Contrary to what has been said above, leg pain, instead of stiffness, is just the opposite, but no less dangerous. Be especially careful if you train regularly with weights, because this exercise can lead to the elimination of the symptom.
This is another symptom that can be attributed to several things. Look for other signs or symptoms before you strain too much.
As above, there are a number of reasons for this. If you vomit in the bathroom, think about what caused the reaction. If you can’t identify it, it may indicate diabetes.
4. Unusual Breathing
It is very rare to be out of breath while sitting on the couch and reading a book. Also, if you run out of breath after climbing a ladder, consider seeing a doctor.
3. A Sweet Smell That Smells
This is the only symptom of diabetes that should not be ignored. An inexplicably sweet breath is a very clear indication that you have diabetes.
2. Slow Wound Healing
Diabetes has to do with blood problems; therefore, a slow wound is an obvious sign that your blood is going through something strange. If your scratches and cuts heal forever or not, you may get diabetes.
1. Dark Spots on the Skin
Dark spots on the skin are also a blood defect. You may not realize it at first, but when you do, it is very serious and requires a lot of medical help.