India is the diabetes capital of the world with more than 50 million people suffering from type 2 diabetes. Although diabetes is more prevalent in obese people, India has a higher rate of the prevalence of diabetes in lean people with less BMI. Sugary diets paired with sedentary lifestyles have helped diabetes spread fiercely. The two most common types of diabetes are Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. In Type 1 diabetes, your body stops the production of insulin as the immune system of your body destroys the cells in your pancreas that produce insulin. In Type 2 diabetes, there is adequate insulin, but the body becomes resistant to it. With a proper diet, exercise and healthy drinks, it is possible to keep your blood sugar in check without relying on medication. We have listed 5 early signs of Diabetes which may help you detect diabetes at an early stage:
HUNGRY ALL THE TIME?
Your body converts the food you consume into glucose that your cells use to produce energy. But your cells need insulin to bring the glucose in. When you have diabetes, your muscles don’t get enough energy they require from food. This lack of energy causes an increase in hunger.
PEEING MORE THAN USUAL
If you are peeing more than usual, then it’s an early sign of diabetes. Usually, our body reabsorbs glucose as it passes through our kidneys. But when one has diabetes, the body becomes less efficient in breaking down food into sugar, which leads to more sugar in your bloodstream and your body gets rid of it by urinating it out. So, this results in increased frequency in urination and because you're peeing so much, you can get thirsty. When you drink more, you'll also pee more. It becomes a vicious cycle. So, it’s important you consult your doctor as soon as possible.DRYNESS IN MOUTH As pointed out above, the body is using most of the fluids in peeing which leaves no moisture for other bodily functions. This may lead to dehydration and you may experience dryness in your mouth. Dry mouth can also lead to tooth decay, which ultimately level up sugar in the bloodstream and elevates the problem as the body fails to fight infection.
High blood sugar levels impact nearly every body system and can affect mood and quality of life. You might become short tempered and your high blood sugar level may imitate depression like symptoms. If you feel low and grumpy all the time without any reason, it’s time you consult your doctor.
Blurry vision is an early sign of diabetes. The fluid may flow out of tissues, such as the eyes due to high blood sugar, causing blurred vision or problem in seeing things at a distance.
Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms: