Thousands of people in the United States have developed diabetes and don’t know it. Don’t be caught off guard and unaware. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of early onset diabetes before it progresses to worsening stages or insulin injection dependency. There are two types of diabetes, In Type I diabetes; the body is no longer able to manufacture its own insulin. Type I Diabetes most often occurs in younger adults and children. Most of the population that contracts diabetes develops Type II Diabetes.
Frequent urination: Elevated levels of blood sugar levels in your body cause diabetes. This elevation of sugar can’t be seen, but symptoms and a simple blood test may serve to alert you to the fact that something isn’t right with your body. An early diabetes symptom is a need to visit the restroom more frequently. This is due to the fact that high amounts of glucose in urine cause increased urine output, therefore causing excessive thirst. Though a vast majority of people notices this symptom, they don’t immediately link it to an early sign of diabetes and ignore it, though doing so leads only to dehydration. Remember, if you’re craving water, your body is already dehydrated. The chemical balances in your body are finely tuned and if one aspect of that chemical balance is off, an almost domino effect can follow until several additional body systems are compromised.
Sudden weight loss: An increasing disruption of the chemical balances absorbed from proteins, fats and carbohydrates in your body during early onset diabetes, and the inability of your body to create enough insulin, forces the body to turn to alternate sources for energy source. An additional symptom of diabetes is a gradual or sudden weight loss and increased appetite. Some sufferers feel nauseated, and while many are tempted to mistakenly think they’re coming down with a bad case of the flu, these symptoms, if left untreated, lead to more alarming conditions such as skin infection, bladder infection and disturbed vision. An elevated and unhalted increase in glucose levels can lead to coma.
Irritability and Mood Swings: Other signs and symptoms of early onset diabetes is irritability and mood swings. While we all experience these, when combined with the above symptoms, it’s time to consider seeing a doctor, if you haven’t done so already. Other symptoms of the disease are chronic skin infections, bruises and cuts that are slow to heal or don’t heal at all, and tingling in the extremities. People with diabetes tend to suffer chronic gum, skin and urinary tract infections as well.
Obesity: Obesity is the leading cause of diabetes today. More and more young people are developing the disease, not because of hereditary factors but because of unrestricted diets high in fats and sugars. Maintaining a healthy diet and getting adequate exercise goes a long way to preventing the disease. By watching what you eat and maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly, you’ll decrease your chances of developing this disease. Be informed. Learn about the disease and its effects. And remember, in many cases, diabetes is a preventable disease!