Symptoms Of Diabetes

What Are The Symptoms Of Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects countless people in the world. It is easier being detected with the symptoms of diabetes though difficult to keep one controlled after being detected.

Symptoms of diabetes

The symptoms of diabetes include, among others, unusually thirst, more frequent urine passage, sudden change in weight, be it loss or gain depending upon persons body, numbness or tingling sensation in hands and feet, feeling of extreme fatigue, blurry vision, body prone to infections and any kind of cuts and bruises healing very slowly, trouble in getting and maintaining erection or impotency.

If one suffers from any of these, or a combination of two, he has risks of being detected with diabetes, a disease in which the pancreas are unable to produce insulin a hormone, or in many cases, the body is unable to produce enough insulin, or does not effectively use the insulin produced which has the function to convert sugar, starch and other food into energy. If this functioning is not done properly, a person could fall a prey to more problems such as heart stroke, kidney failure, even coma and numbness.

After getting detected, one needs to be in constant touch with an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) for regular check ups to observe controlled level of sugar in blood and urine. Eye examination and dentist check ups are also required. Smoking addicts with diabetes should stop smoking immediately. A healthy and balanced diet needs to be maintained. Weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol should be kept in control. Exercises and modest physical activity should be done and a healthy life style should be maintained.

Self-care is the most important factor, if a diabetic patient wants to have an average life expectancy, as after being detected with the symptoms of diabetes, a person becomes a patient of it for the rest of his of life.