Glucose plays a very vital role in providing energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. But too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious health problems. Chronic diabetes conditions include type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Symptoms of diabetes can vary depending on how much your blood sugar is elevated. The warning signs of diabetes can sometimes be so mild that you might just ignore them. Here are eight early signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
Blurry vision: The excess of sugar in the blood can damage the tiny blood vessels in the eyes and cause blurriness. If not treated on time then a person can eventually lose complete vision.
Itching and yeast infections: Increase in sugar levels in the blood and urine can cause yeast to overgrow, especially in the genital area. This can lead to extreme itchiness as well as burning, redness, and soreness.
Always feeling hungry: People who have diabetes will often feel hungry since not enough glucose moves from the bloodstream into the body’s cells.
Increased thirst: Frequent urination can lead to the body losing excess water which is why a person feels thirsty.
Slow healing of cuts and wounds: It can take longer for wounds to heal since blood circulation slows down. Due to the slow movement of blood, the body takes a long to deliver nutrients to the wounds.
Feeling very tired: A person will feel very tired due to insufficient sugar moving from the bloodstream into the body’s cells.
Patches of dark skin: Patches of dark skin or velvet skin is formed at the back of your neck, armpit, groin. This condition is called acanthosis nigricans and is caused due to too much insulin in your blood.
Frequent urination: When the sugar levels increase in the body, the kidney tries to remove the excess by filtering it out