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?
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.
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.
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?