Symptoms of diabetes
Knowing the symptoms of diabetes and your predisposition to develop it can be crucial to live better. Knowing your predisposition can diminish possible complications in the kidneys, the nervous system and the eyes.
Often diabetes is not diagnosed at first because many of its symptoms seem harmless:
- constant thirst
- frequent urination
- increase in tiredness or weakness
- unusual hunger
- unjustified weight loss
- blurred vision
What are the symptoms of diabetes?
Symptoms of type 1 diabetes
In type 1 diabetes the symptoms that appear and can make us suspect that we are suffering from diabetes are:
- Urinate frequently: The kidneys respond to high levels of glucose in the blood by eliminating the excess glucose in urine. People who have high blood sugar levels urinate frequently and in great quantities.
- Drink lots of liquid: When a person urinates a lot, in general they are very thirsty.
- Lose weight, although there has been no change in appetite: When there is not enough insulin to help the body to use glucose, the body consumes muscle and fat to generate energy.Cuando no hay suficiente insulina para ayudar al cuerpo a utilizar glucosa, el cuerpo consume músculo y grasa para generar energía.
- Feel tired and irritable. Given that the body cannot use glucose correctly as a source of energy, it is possible that the person feels unusually tired.
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