#WorldDiabetesday- Diabetes present early signs but because they appear 'unimportant' they tend to slip away making the autoimmune disease come with grave health implications
(With diabetes, it's best caught early enough to start treatment which helps greatly)
Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes are extremely common and though they present signs from the onset but because a lot of people don't pay attention they tend to think the signs crept up on them suddenly.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that has absolutely nothing to do with lifestyle or diet. Here the pancreas stops producing insulin (the hormone that allows the body get energy from food eaten).
With Type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t use up insulin as it should (Insulin Resistance), this makes the pancreas produce extra insulin, overworking it overtime till it's unable to keep up! Type 2 Diabetes come with serious health complications, meaning early treatment for diabetes is very important.
If you feel lethargic/drowsy, your vision changes, your numbness and pain are extreme, you have sweet smelling or fruity breath ( a sign of high ketones), nausea, and more then you need to see a doctor to immediately check your blood sugar level.
If you notice these underlisted signs as well, visit an expert ASAP:
Excessive thirst, a dehydration that occurs as a result of the kidney seriously trying to expel excess sugar in the blood.
Dry Mouth which comes as a result of dehydration and lack of fluid in the body
Increased hunger, especially immediately after eating
Weight loss even when you eat well and your diet hasn't changed
Frequent/excessive urination which indicates that the kidneys are trying to get rid of excess sugar in the blood.
Unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry)
Fatigue/ a general feeling of tiredness and weakness
Loss of consciousness (Diabetic coma)
Slow healing cuts and abrasions
Yeast infections (in both men and women)
Get educated about diabetes in the short video below.