Warning Sign and Symptoms of Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases worldwide. Hence, it is very necessary to study this disease thoroughly to identify and manage it successfully. Diabetes is basically a disorder of metabolism which is caused when the blood sugar is very high. Our body uses glucose for energy. The pancreas produces the hormone insulin which helps in converting the glucose which we get from food to energy. Diabetes is caused when the body does not produce enough insulin or no insulin at all. The body becomes resistant to insulin and the glucose does not reach to the body cells. There are three types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. The most common type of diabetes which is found in the world is type 2 diabetes. This type of diabetes is mostly seen in the age group of people ranging from 20 to 80.

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Causes of Diabetes

There are number of causes of diabetes and they can range from hereditary problems to the problems of lifestyle. The most common causes of diabetes are as follows:

  • Bad eating habits
  • Living a sedentary lifestyle
  • Obesity
  • Genetics
  • Lack of sleep
  • Blood pressure problems
  • Cholesterol problems
  • High intake of sugar

One must avoid these habits for diabetes prevention.

Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes

As the causes of diabetes are varied so are the signs and symptoms of diabetes. The signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes and symptoms of type 2 diabetes are different. There is a stage called the pre-diabetes stage which is a clear warning sign of diabetes. In this stage, the sugar level in the blood is higher than normal but not so high that the person can be termed as diabetic. There are also certain warning signs and symptoms which clearly indicate that one needs to check the blood sugar. Here are some of the most commonly found signs and symptoms of diabetes

  • Feeling very thirsty frequently.
  • Increase in the hunger even after eating.
  • Dryness of mouth.
  • Need to urinate frequently.
  • Getting affected by urine infections repeatedly.
  • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain.
  • Fatigue and Weakness.
  • Getting headaches.
  • Blurring of vision.
  • Healing of wounds takes a lot of time.
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet.
  • nfections of skin.
  • Darkening of skin.
  • Irritability.

If you are noticing any of these symptoms in you or your loved ones, you need to get a preventive health checkup done as soon as possible.

Prevention of Diabetes

Diabetes is known to be an incurable disease but it sure can be prevented. There are certain steps and habits that you need to follow which will help in preventing diabetes. Here are few of the useful steps for diabetes prevention.

  • Have a proper and healthy diet
  • Reduce intake of sugar in the diet
  • Avoid smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Have a regular exercise regime
  • Avoid consumption of processed food
  • Avoid consumption of refined grains such as white rice

The above are some of the simple changes which you can make in life and prevent this life-threatening disease. Along with these small but important changes, you should also get your family and yourself checked through expert master health checkups, which identify any disease at an early stage. Identification of life-threatening health conditions at early stage helps you to avoid physical pain and financial burden.

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