Symptoms Of Diabetes

Some Diabetes Symptoms You Need To Know

Diabetes Mellitus has become one of the most widespread of lifestyle diseases in the recent past. An abnormally high level of blood sugar is characteristic of this disease. The fact that the body does not manufacture or is resistant to insulin results in the high level of blood sugar. As a result, the cells of the body are not able to metabolize sugar without external doses of insulin.

There are two types of Diabetes. The two major types of Diabetes are Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. There is also a third category of Diabetes called Type 3 Diabetes or Gestational Diabetes.

The effects of the three types of diabetes are the same namely an excess of blood glucose that needs to be regulated by insulin. The etiology of the three forms are however different.

It may be very difficult at times to classify the form of the disease. Although the management of the two forms of the disease is different, the symptoms are similar.
Diabetics are prone to exhibit excessive thirst. This is known as polydipsia.  This takes place because of excessive concentration of glucose in the bloodstream. When this happens, the brain receives a signal for diluting the blood stream and as a result, we feel thirsty. Excessive glucose in the blood also signals the brain to get rid of the extra sugar and an urge to urinate is the result.

Another symptom of diabetes is polyphegia. When the level of blood sugar falls or hypoglycemia takes place, the brain signals for food and hunger is the result.

Besides these symptoms, a patient of diabetes may experience blurred vision, fatigue, irritability, skin and urinary tract infections and slow healing of wounds and ulcers. These are some of the symptoms that you should know and will help to sensitize you to the disease.