With Type 1 Diabetes (Lack of Insulin Production) the onset is quick leaving patients less time to identify symptoms. Type 2 diabetes (Insulin Resistance) takes years to develop in your body but still might not show any noticeable symptoms. Almost 1/3rd of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are not aware of the systems until complications arise, as individual symptoms do not raise alarm bells. Most cases are detected during routine diagnostic checkups and physical examinations by your doctor.
Since type2 diabetes takes time, early detection provides a far better chance at preventing any further damage or complications and allowing healing therapies to be more effective. So what are the symptoms (individually and as a combination) that should prompt you to seek medical advice and treatment.
Symptoms Common In Type 1 & 2 Diabetes
- Unquenchable thirst and dryness in mouth without a hot climate or strenuous activity.
- Frequent urination without increase in liquid intake.
- Unexplained weight loss without reduction in diet/hunger.
- Extreme hunger and not feeling full even after eating.
- Weakness and fatigue without decrease in diet or increase in activity/exercise.
- Uneasiness, irritability and feeling nauseated.
- Numbness or tingling feeling in palms and feet.
- Fruity smelling breath and taste due to heightened blood sugar levels.
Symptoms Associated With Type 2 Diabetes
- Sudden blurriness or blurriness that comes and goes without external factors.
- Velvety, dark skin changes of the neck, armpit, and groin.
- Slowly healing sores/cuts/bruises.
- Itching of the skin (usually around the vaginal or groin area)
- Frequent urine and yeast infections.
- Impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED)
Irrespective of the above symptoms, once you cross age 40 talk to your doctor about your risks of diabetes and make lifestyle changes to stay a step ahead of this dilapidating disease.