Let’s just put this into perspective: Diabetes is reported as the underlying cause of death on 79,535 death certificates, and 252,806 list it as a contributing cause. That makes it the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.
Do you have this disease? If you did how would you know if you did?
The symptoms are not obvious, and short of going to a physician and getting your blood tested for its glucose levels, it can be hard to tell. In this article, we’ll talk about the common symptoms you need to be aware of. Keep in mind, that most of these symptoms may seem perfectly benign, or may actually be symptoms of some other condition altogether.
The Blahs: Your body needs you to convert the food you eat into energy. After digestion happens and that fuel gets absorbed into your blood, glucose is suppose to get into your cells where they’ll use it do its work. For diabetics, your body has trouble getting that energy into your cells, so you may feel more hungry and tired than usual.
- It can make you thirstier.
- You can get dry mouth.
- You can get drier, itchier skin.
- You can get blurred vision, as the fluid loss can make your eyes change chap and lose their ability to focus.