Many Ukraini­ans are prone to dia­betes. Most of them do not even real­ize that they are at risk! What symp­toms will tell you it’s time to start fight­ing this dis­ease?

signs of diabetes


Dia­betes is a dis­ease caused by chron­i­cal­ly high lev­els of sug­ar, or glu­cose, in the blood. It may seem harm­less, but in fact, this con­di­tion can be crit­i­cal to your health, and even cause death.

Dia­betes destroys blood ves­sels, lead­ing to heart dis­ease, strokes, demen­tia, blind­ness, and even limb ampu­ta­tion. It is for this rea­son that you should be atten­tive to your health and mon­i­tor your symp­toms.

In this arti­cle, we have col­lect­ed 7 non-obvi­ous symp­toms of dia­betes that you should imme­di­ate­ly pay atten­tion to and get checked out.

1. You constantly want to go to the toilet.

In dia­betes, the body tries to remove excess sug­ar from the blood and there­fore pro­duces more urine.

Too fre­quent uri­na­tion despite the fact that you drink as usu­al is the first bell. If you have to get up in the mid­dle of the night to go to the toi­let, you should take care of your health.

Also, this symp­tom may indi­cate oth­er health prob­lems.

2. Constantly thirsty

Due to the fact that the body is try­ing to elim­i­nate sug­ar through urine, it is con­stant­ly dehy­drat­ed.

If you are con­stant­ly thirsty but can­not quench it, this may be a sign of dia­betes.

symptoms of diabetes


3. Increased hunger

Zhor is only fun­ny in jokes and sit­coms. But when it’s real, it’s scary. Dur­ing dia­betes, the body increas­es the amount of glu­cose in the blood, but does not allow the cells to use it for ener­gy. With dia­betes, you want to eat, because the mus­cles require fuel, but there is none.

If you eat a lot, but you can’t get enough, this is a seri­ous sign of dia­betes.

4. Wounds heal slowly

High blood sug­ar affects blood flow, dam­ages nerves, and makes heal­ing dif­fi­cult. In addi­tion, the defi­cien­cy of glu­cose, which your body does not receive, also affects.

The pres­ence of slow­ly heal­ing wounds and ulcers on the body is a poten­tial sign of dia­betes.

5. Visual impairment

Dur­ing dia­betes, vision dete­ri­o­rates. So, for exam­ple, you may blur in the eyes, dou­ble. Dark or float­ing spots may appear. In the eyes, pain is also often not­ed (in one or both), a feel­ing of pres­sure. This is called dia­bet­ic retinopa­thy.

Dia­betes caus­es dam­age to the blood ves­sels, and there are many of them in the reti­na. It also leads to the growth of new abnor­mal ves­sels, which also do you no good.

signs of diabetes


6. Fatigue, drowsiness

Dia­bet­ic glu­cose reten­tion can cause not only an acute feel­ing of hunger, but also severe fatigue. Fre­quent uri­na­tion also plays a sig­nif­i­cant role in this: it caus­es dehy­dra­tion, and dehy­dra­tion does not add ener­gy.

7. Erection problems

Men have their own spe­cif­ic symp­tom of dia­betes — erec­tile dys­func­tion. High blood sug­ar dam­ages the arter­ies, which dis­rupts blood flow, includ­ing to the penis. Erec­tions in dia­betes may not be as fre­quent.

Are you tak­ing care of your health?