Diabetes symptoms often are the same symptoms that are apparent in other disorders. The only evidence that points to diabetes is not readily apparent without some complex medical testing. Of course that doesn’t mean that there are not signs of the disease that you should be looking out for. Diabetes can start to show evidence of itself in a wide array of methods. This article will talk about some of the primary signs of this illness.
Has your weight been bouncing up and down? Are you losing weight regardless of what and how much you eat? Are the weight changes a recent development? Was there no change in diet that could have triggered the weight fluctuations? This is one of the most obvious signs of the onset of diabetes. Weight fluctuation happens because diabetes causes your potassium levels to go crazy which reduces the amount of water in your body. It is the change in your water levels that causes your weight to fluctuate. If you notice your weight fluctuating wildly, contact your doctor immediately.
Blurry vision is another prominent symptom of diabetes. This is probably the hardest symptom to notice from someone not affected because they cannot see that it’s happening to you. If this symptom occurs you should consult your physcian about insulin testing. Another medical term for this is Hyperosmolar hyperglycemia nonketotic syndrome. It is caused when body fluid is pulled out of the tissues surrounding the lenses of your eyes. It makes your eyes work harder to focus. If you experience consistent blurred vision you probably just need to visit the eye doc for glasses. If it comes and goes, however, it could be a sign of diabetes so you should call your doctor if it happens to you.
How many times per day do you have to urinate? This is probably something that you do not feel comfortable answering out loud. You should at least give an answer to the question in your head. While some may say that is it actually the excessive thirst diabetes sign that causes this excessive urination, physicians insist that it is a symptom all on it’s own. If you notice you always have to rush to the bathroom–even if you aren’t eating or drinking much–you should consult your physician about having your potassium and bladder functions checked out. It is quite possible that during these tests your doctor will discover your diabetes. Diabetes symptoms are varied but they can be intense. The most pronounced indicators (the lack of insulin production) are complicated to discover without thorough medical testing. Different indicators are quite visible. At the same time, a great many of the easily noticed symptoms of diabetes are also obvious signs for other problems and disorders. It is critical for you to observe your body (and the bodies of your loved ones). You don’t want your sickness to have the wrong diagnosis. Get a second opinion if you are worried your own physician may have misdiagnosed your or your kids.