A lot of people do not feel the seriousness of there diabetic symptoms when they first get them. As a result a lot of people do not even realize they are suffering from diabetes.
Recent research has shown that more than 17 million americans have contracted this condition, and another 5 million people are suffering from pre-diabetes and they do not even know about it.
A lot of people are shocked when they hear that they have diabetes or some blood sugar problem. The initial diabetic symptoms are so mild that most people just ignore them and feel they are just overworked, and by resting they should go away.
Also a lot of these symptoms are similar to other conditions and could be easily mistaken for some other problem. Diabetes if not treated in time can prove to be fatal, and is the 6th leading cause of deaths in USA alone.
A lot of research has been conducted on diabetes and its symptoms, here are some of the most obvious ones:
Urination – Constant need of visiting the loo, caused by increased flow of blood to the kidneys.
Thirst – Feeling thirsty all the time, resulting from frequent urination.
Hunger – Due to the lack of insulin in the body, a person does not get the necessary glucose in his blood, which causes lack of energy and eventually resulting in hunger.
Sudden weight loss- In spite of eating regularly the body breaks down the fat & proteins in the body to make for the lack of glucose in the blood. This results in an unexpected weight loss.
Tiredness or fatigue – Caused by lack of glucose in the body.
Blurred vision – An increase in the blood flow causes a swelling in the eye, resulting in blurred vision.
As can be seen, most of these symptoms are also very similar to other conditions, and so could be mistaken for some other diseases. For example daily work and hectic schedule could lead to tiredness and fatigue, which in turn could also lead to depression. A lot of the common illnesses like flu and cold also lead to similar symptoms.
As the condition gets worse, so do these diabetic symptoms. One important point to remember is that unlike other conditions, these do not disappear and only get worse over a period of time, if left untreated. If you get or feel any of these symptoms, it is very important that you visit your doctor immediately and get yourself tested.
In the end it is important to remember that although there is no cure for diabetes, but if treated in time could help you lead a normal and healthy life.