How can you know if you have diabetes? Most symptoms of diabetes take place due to high levels of glucose. Even though there may be warning signs that something is not right, it can be so small or negligible that they are not noticed particularly in the case of type 2 diabetes. In fact, a lot of people do not know that they have diabetes until they go through long-term damage caused by the disease.
On the contrary, with type 1 diabetes, the symptoms generally become visible quickly, in a matter of few days or a few weeks. In addition, the symptoms are also much more severe. Following are some common symptoms of diabetes. Both types of diabetes share some of the symptoms and they are:
1. Hunger and fatigue: Our body converts the food we eat into glucose. This glucose, in turn, is used by our cells to obtain energy. In the case of diabetes, if your body does not produce an adequate amount of insulin or if your body cells refuse to accept the insulin produced by your body, glucose cannot enter the cells and, for that reason, you will have the feeling that you are tired all the time. At the same time, this situation can make you feel more and more hungry too.
2. Urinate more often and be thirsty: On an average, a normal person has to urinate between four to seven times in a day. But people with diabetes may feel the urge more. Why? Usually, our body reabsorbs glucose as it passes through the kidneys. But when diabetes increases the level of sugar in the blood, it is possible that the kidneys must also work fast. This causes the body to generate more urine. Also, it is like the fish that bites its own tail.
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