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Are You Showing Signs Of Diabetes? 8 Diabetes Symptoms To Know!


Here are some vital symptoms that may be pointing to diabetes disease.You need to see your doctor immediately if you are showing a combination or all of the following symptoms of diabetes. 

- Increased Thirst & Urination

 As glucose levels in the blood rise, the kidneys attempt to filter it from your blood. 

When there is too much glucose in the blood the kidneys eventually can’t keep up. The excess glucose is excreted into your urine along with fluids from your body. 


This causes more frequent urination as your body attempts to expel the glucose. You become chronically dehydrated and the urge to drink more becomes increased.


Increased Hunger

Your body needs to utilize insulin to pull glucose into your cells. When you have a lack of insulin, or are insulin resistant, your body can’t store the glucose in your cells. Cells need glucose for energy. Because you aren’t storing the glucose, your body doesn’t have the energy it needs. This translates to increased hunger as the body’s attempt to increase calories for energy. 
Body Fatigue and Weakness
Weakness and fatigue are a result of the body’s inability to properly utilize energy (glucose). 
Without being able to pull glucose into the cells, the body doesn’t have the proper amount of energy to function optimally. This results in fatigue and weakness. 
Weight Loss

The body excretes the glucose in urine and decreases the amount of calories that are being absorbed into the cells. This means you end up losing weight as a result since you can’t compensate in calories for what is lost. 

Numbness/Tingling



Tingling or numbness, otherwise known as diabetic neuropathy is damage to nerves that arises as a complication of high blood glucose levels. When blood glucose levels are elevated, it interferes with signals transmitted by nerves.

 In addition, the walls of small blood vessels are weakened, effectively cutting off blood supply to nerves. This usually happens in the outermost extremities, starting with the feet. 


Others are

Blurred Vision
Sores That Heal Slowly
Dry, Itchy, or Scaly Skin
Culled from http://www.diabetescare.net/slideshow/symptoms-of-diabetes/10

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