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Diabetes Symptoms

Symptoms of both types of diabetes – type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes – are more likely to be similar as the both types are occur due to an excess glucose in the blood, either due to less or no production of insulin in the body.

Type 1 diabetes are due to a lack of insulin because the cell to produce insulin have been killed or destroyed. While type 2 diabetes occurs when the body’s cells become resistant to insulin that is being produced or also known as insulin resistance.

In any case, if there is insufficient glucose in the cells, it is identified through certain signs and symptoms. These symptoms are slowly disappeared once the Diabetes is treated and also reduce the potential of getting serious health problems.

Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms

  • Frequent Urination
    The increase of frequency of urination due to too much glucose in the blood. If insulin insufficient or does not exist, the kidneys can not filter glucose back into the blood. They become overwhelmed and try to draw out additional water to decrease the blood glucose. This keeps you running to the bathroom frequently.
  • Unusual Thirst
    If you feel like you can not get enough water and drink more than usual, it could be a sign of diabetes. Moreover, if this symptom is followed with a frequent urination. If your body draw additional water out of your blood, you will become thirsted and feel need to drink more to replace the water you lose.
  • Losing Weight
    In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas produce less of insulin or even stops making insulin, due to body attack the pancreas cell or known as an autoimmune reaction. The body strively looking for sources of energy because the cells are not getting glucose. It start knock down muscle tissue and fat for energy.
  • Tired and Fatigue
    when the insulin does not exist which supposes to help transit glucose into the cell, then the glucose stay outside the cells, it caused the cell become energy starved and you feel tired and fatigue.

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

  • Blurred Vision
    Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemia Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS) is a condition where body fluid is draw out of tissues including lenses of the eye, which affects its focus ability and resulting to blurred vision.
  • Frequent Infections
    It occur due to suppression of immune system that causes frequent skin infections like fungal, bacterial or urinary tract infection (UTI).
  • Slow Wound Healing
    High blood sugar reject the rampant white blood cells that function as the immune system. When these cells do not function properly, wound healing process become slowly.
  • Numbness in Hands or Legs
    It occur due to the high glucose in the blood damages the nervous system, especially in the legs. People often do not realize that they have it. Therefore, high blood sugar may be more than a few years before diagnosed. Nerve damage may spread without our knowledge. This condition is called Neuropathy. Neuropathy may improve frequently when stricter glucose level is achieved.

The early detection of diabetes symptoms can reduce the likelihood of developing complications from diabetes.