It’s important to pay attention to the signs and signals the body gives us. Diabetes has a number of early signs, but because they’re rather subtle, you might not notice, and, the longer you go without managing diabetes, the greater at risk you are for serious complications like blindness, amputation and heart disease.
Don’t let fear of the disease control you – instead, control it by being aware of these three early symptoms:
You’re urinating more often, and frequently feel parched. The average person typically has to urinate between four and seven times in a 24-hour period, but those with diabetes tend to go a lot more. That also makes one feel a lot more thirsty – then, you drink more, and pee more too.
You feel shaky and crave high-carb, sugary foods. If you have diabetes, it’s common to start feeling shaky and experience an immediate need for high-carb, often sugar-filled foods. That’s because when you have high blood sugar, the body has a problem regulating glucose.
Your vision is blurry. If your vision suddenly seems blurry, thankfully, it doesn’t mean impending blindness. In the early stages of diabetes, the lens of the eye has difficulty focusing because glucose builds up in the eye.
If or anyone you know is experiencing these symptoms, it is wise to make an appointment with a trusted physician.
– Be Well