Diabetes is a condition where the body doesn’t produce enough insulin to lower the blood sugar, which then leaves an excess of it trapped in the blood causing a slew of other symptoms to develop. Statistics show that over 9 million people live with some form of diabetes each day, with several million being totally in the dark. Diabetes can go a rather long time without being diagnosed as many aren’t well versed in the symptoms to look our for.
Diabetes can occur in children or adults, and it can be fatal if not medically treated properly. Some patients can have a severe form of diabetes that can put them into shock, or send them to the hospital. These are the four variations of diabetes:
- Type 1, otherwise known as juvenile diabetes
- Type 2
While some symptoms are noticeable, there are some signs that you might miss until you go to a doctor to receive a full diagnosis.
Here are the 10 signs and symptoms of diabetes to familiarize yourself with:
1. Fatigue With Hunger
After a long day, you might be tired and want to go to sleep. That is all totally reasonable.
However, if you find that you are tired more often through the day, or that you are sleepy even after eating, then this could be a sign of diabetes.
You should also look for excess hunger throughout the day. Sometimes, you might notice that you feel nervous if you don't eat on a regular basis. Anxiety for instance, can play a huge role regarding eating habits for those not yet diagnosed, totally unaware of why they have suddenly become so vested in eating around the clock.
When the cells don't have enough sugar to give you energy, then it results in being tired at any time. Diabetics commonly experience ravenous moments of the day, followed by the strong need for a nap. While eating and napping may sound like a relaxing afternoon, it just isn't always possible with your day to day schedule. It also isn't exactly typical to have to sleep and eat so much for most otherwise healthy adults.