Early Warning Signs of Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes causes one's blood sugar levels to become too high. Recognizing the early signs and symptoms of this chronic condition can help one to get early treatment which in turn can reduce the risk of going into severe complications. It is observed that a large portion of the world's population is on the verge of becoming diabetic. Can it be avoided?
Prediabetes is a condition where people have higher-than-normal blood sugar levels, but doctors do not consider them to have diabetes. Prediabetes, if not treated can develop into type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Here is the place where we can really work.
The initial symptoms are mild and gradual, so they are difficult to notice. As a result, most people are unaware that they have this condition.
What are the early signs of diabetes?
In this article, we will try to look at the early warning signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes, which if treated and addressed timely can save a lot.
1. Polyuria or Frequent urination
Our body tries to balance things. Whenever blood sugar levels are on the higher side, our kidneys try to remove the excess sugar of the blood. And this is done by excess urination.
2. Polydipsia or Increased thirst
The frequent urination that happens to remove excess sugar from the blood can result in the body losing water leading to dehydration. This in turn leads to a person feeling more thirsty than usual and drinking more water.
3. Polyphagia or frequent hunger
Diabetic people do not get a proper supply of glucose as less glucose moves from the bloodstream into the cells. Due to this, type 2 diabetics often feel hungry in spite of having a sufficient amount of food.
One must remember that type 2 diabetes can have a huge impact on a person’s energy levels which makes one feel very tired or fatigued. The root cause is insufficient sugar moving from the bloodstream into the body’s cells.
5. Blurry vision or blurred vision
Excess of sugar causes a lot of harm to the tiny blood vessels in the eyes. This can cause blurry vision. If untreated, this condition can worsen and lead to permanent vision loss too.
6. Slow healing of the wounds and cuts
High blood sugar levels can damage the body’s blood vessels and nerves leading to impaired blood circulation. Due to this, even small wounds and cuts may take weeks or months to heal. Slow wound healing also increases the risk of having an infection.
7. Numbness, Tingling, or pain in the feet or hands
High blood sugar levels can affect the body's nerves and blood circulation. This poor circulation can lead to sensations of pain, numbness, and tingling in the body which is also known as neuropathy. If sugars are not addressed, this situation can worsen and lead to more complications.
8. Acanthosis nigricans or patches of dark skin
People at higher risk of diabetes have dark skin patches in the creases of the armpit, groin, or neck which may feel very soft and velvety.
9. Itching of skin and yeast infections
Excessive sugar in the urine and blood can be food for yeast. This can lead to yeast infections in moist and warm areas of the skin like the mouth, armpits, and genital areas. The affected areas can be itchy. Some might feel a burning sensation, redness, or soreness too.
Importance of Early Diagnosis
Uncontrolled, untreated diabetes can lead to severe complications which could be life-threatening also. There are higher chances of diabetics having the following -
- Heart Disease
- Nerve damage, or neuropathy
- Foot problems
- Kidney disease can result in a person needing dialysis
- Eye disease or loss of vision (Retinopathy)
- Sexual problems in both men and women
By recognizing the early signs of type 2 diabetes, one can get timely treatment and avoid the chances of going into complications.
This is where FFD, Freedom from Diabetes, comes in. FFD is an organization that not only helps in Diabetes Reversal but also helps in preventing a prediabetic to go into full-blown diabetes. This is achieved by following FFD's 4 protocols - diet, exercise, inner transformation, and medical in an appropriate phase-wise manner. Stopping the process in time can help one improve his/her own health, quality-of-life and reduce the risk of going into diabetes and diabetic complications.
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