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Early Signs Of Diabetes That Should Not Be Ignored

Diabetes is a potentially fatal or at least long-term health issue that affects many people. It's lethal in the sense that someone with diabetes must be proactive enough to avoid acquiring catastrophic complications that can lead to death.

As a result of the body's inability to control sugar or glucose, diabetes is referred to as the "sugar illness." The pancreas either produces insufficient insulin or does not produce any insulin at all, which results in this incapacity. A person's capacity to control his or her sugar level is the key to successfully treating diabetes and limiting its harmful effects on the body.

These early indicators of diabetes should not be overlooked, and we'll discuss them further below. Take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy this article while you learn something new.

Who Is At Risk For Diabetes?

One of the first symptoms of diabetes is a tingling sensation in the fingers and legs. Diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage, can occur when blood sugar levels are too high. You'll notice tingling sensations in your hands and legs if these nerves are damaged.

Another symptom of diabetes that should not be ignored is the appearance of dark spots on the skin. Acanthosis nigricans, or black patches on the skin, is a common symptom of diabetes in its early stages. In the neck, armpit, and groin, it is most frequent. If you see a rise in the number of dark spots on your skin, you should check your sugar level.

Blurred vision is another symptom of elevated blood sugar. Because of high blood sugar levels, damage is done to the retinal nerves or the lens becomes inflamed. This is known as diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes can cause blurry vision, which is why many patients are advised to have their eyes checked before getting glasses.

Chronic thirst is a symptom of diabetes that is often overlooked. Consider seeing a doctor if you notice that you're drinking more water than usual and that you're also urinating more frequently as a result of the increased water consumption.


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