Diabetes is not a disease but a metabolic condition. The body’s ability to regulate the amount of glucose in the body goes haywire for a number of reasons and the blood glucose levels begin to shoot up. These high blood glucose levels cause a number of morbid side effects and even, in extreme cases, trauma. So you should be aware of the tell tale signs of this lurking danger.
One of the early warning signs of diabetes is thirst, frequent and powerful thirst. The body tries to compensate for the altered blood composition by copious drinks of water. Another early warning sign is violent nausea. The stomach turning nausea is not due to eating anything disagreeable or toxic. Attendant symptoms are a feeling of breathlessness, dizziness, and anxiety.
The abnormal blood composition damages the nerve fibers. This leads to a secondary condition known as neuropathy. Though neuropathy attacks the entire nervous system, the damage to the optic nerves is the first to get noticed. Often, the neuropathic attack damages the retina to such an extent that the patient suffers from lifelong vision problems.
Diabetes induced neuropathy targets the various organs of the body especially the digestive system. Flatulence, acidity, highly irregular bowel motions like diarrhea and constipation are all provoked by diabetes induced neuropathy. Neuropathy affects the bladder. Bladder control becomes a problem which means frequent and uncontrollable urination, which can lead to highly embarrassing situations.
The natural healing that takes place is badly affected. Actually, the blood is the connective tissue which is vital to the healing process and to general health. Certain constituents of the blood generate the fibrin which clots the blood, preventing bleeding from most injuries and wounds. The blood forms a scab over wounds, protecting them from infection. None of this happens when a person has diabetes. A small nick while shaving just won’t stop dripping blood. A small playground injury will remain open for weeks on end, turning red and sore and festering all the while. These are sure shot signs that diabetes is present.
The symptoms are a natural follow on to excess glucose levels in the blood. But taken individually they are fairly common symptoms which are often associated with mild conditions or mild diseases like flu. So the patient never even suspects diabetes and hence completely ignores the possibility. This leads to ignorance of the disease in the early stages.
Do you have any of these symptoms? Don’t ignore these symptoms! They might be signs of diabetes! Get tested for glucose. So what if it turns out normal. That’s good news! But if doesn’t turn out normal then you’ll thank your lucky stars that you took the right decision to take the glucose test. Because the earlier you attack this condition, the greater the possibility of a full recovery to normal.