Whether its Type-1 Diabetes or Type- 2 both the cases face almost the same symptoms as there is too much of glucose in the blood and less in the cells of your body. The body will react to in the same way if on the verge of the attack by any of the Diabetic kinds. In case of Diabetic Type-1, the insulin producing cells are destroyed and so the glucose level in your blood rises while in Diabetic Type-2 the production of insulin is restricted by these cells.
Nevertheless just carefully pay attention in knowing the changes your body observes as an after effect to the blood sugar level increase.
Is there an urge to drink water frequently?
If your thirst is unquenchable and if it follows or run parallel with frequent urination process then it is one of the symptoms of diabetes. In such cases your body demands more water from the blood and thus you feel dehydrated soon as frequent urinating removes the excess water and creates a thirst for more and more of it.
Do you urinate more frequently than before?
If you are diabetic it is likely that your kidneys will extract more water from your blood in order to dilute the glucose levels. In such case your bladder is full most of times making you rush to the bathroom every now and then. This may be followed by dehydration and more intake of water which keeps this process a non ending one. Its time then to get yourself checked as its one of the prominent warning signs of diabetes.
Is there ‘numbness’ in your hands, legs or feet?
In extreme conditions the continuous increase of glucose in the blood levels affects or damages the nervous system. Such a condition is known as ‘neuropathy’ where a patient might feel his hands or feet going numb in certain areas such as fingers. In type-2 diabetes the process is rather a slow one and nerve damage is not ‘felt’ at early stages which means a patient immediately come to know the cause.
Are you losing weight without much effort?
Usually when the insulin producing cells in your body stop producing insulin or get destroyed either ways the cells in your body aren’t receiving much glucose. As a result your body will lose energy, look for the same from your muscle or fat tissue which further makes you weak physically and lose weight without even having done any kind of work out. This is a warning signal showing diabetes. This can also lead to fatigue, tiredness quite often as your body is not receiving enough glucose which it actually requires.
Does your wound or cut take a long time to heal than before?
Visit your doctor or get your self checked up if you find your cuts and wounds healing very late. This is again is due to the culprit which is ‘glucose’. Too much of glucose in your bloodstream destroys the cells producing defence mechanism.
Is your otherwise healthy skin turning rough or itchy?
The increased levels of glucose in your blood cause the various other changes such as your skin becoming dry or itchy. Seek medical help if it doesn’t improve even after applying creams or moisturizers to your otherwise healthy skin. Blurred vision is also a minor symptom associated showing diabetic conditions.
Successful treatment makes all the difference to long-term health, and achieving balanced diabetes treatment can be the key to living with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Treatment varies for each individual, not simply on the type of diabetes that they have, but also more individual-specific diabetic treatment differences.