You are at a higher risk of diabetes, if you are above the age of 45 years or you have a family history of diabetes, or both. Now a days where work is taking over most of the time of your day, living a sedentary lifestyle puts you at a further risk. Below are few symptoms which are alarming enough to see a doctor soon.
1. Frequent urination and thirst - Since the glucose level in the blood increases due to lack of insulin, the body uses fluids to put out all the extra glucose through urine. So, one tends to urinate a lot. Since, the body fluids are frequently lost, the thirst also increases. This also leads to dry mouth in most of the cases. The skin also seems to change in its look and feel due to dehydration.
2. Day long fatigue - Insulin is necessary for the cells to utilize glucose and convert it into energy required by the body for doing tasks. But, since insulin is deficit, the cell cannot utilize Glucose and thus might not provide required energy, which results in tiredness all over the day.
3. Unplanned weight loss - If one is not under any strict work out regime or diet to lose weight, yet see a drastic downfall in numbers, it is the time to see your doctor.
4. Delay in wound healing and numbness of legs and hands- Excess glucose affects the nerves leading to drastic decrease in the pace at which wounds heal. It also causes numbness, pain, tingling in hands and feet
5. Decreased Immunity - The ability of the body to fight diseases deceases, thus the micro-organisms tend to take over the opportunity easily. Yeast infections are rather evident prominently in women, which is visible under the breasts, in vagina, between toes and fingers etc. This is further visible in the coloured or clear - unusual discharge from vagina, pain during intercourse, etc.
6. Blurriness of vision - Since excess glucose affects the nerves, the nerves of eyes are impacted greatly, causing blurriness and inability to focus.