Looking out for Diabetes Mellitus symptoms could be the key to keeping yourself away from the condition. Diabetes Mellitus, also normally referred as the Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and a health pandemic of large proportions.
A growing health concern, the sedentary life style, stress and other environmental factors are all adding to the earlier considered genetic predisposition. Seemingly healthy people with no history of diabetes in the family have also discovered that they were suffering from the disease. While one should always aim at prevention, here are a few early signs of diabetes that you should keep a look out for. Also Read- International Coffee Day: From managing weight to diabetes, healthy reasons for celebrating your cup of joe
Diabetes Mellitus: What it is
Before we explain the symptoms or early signs of diabetes, it is important to understand what it is. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is essentially a metabolic disorder which results in high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period of time. It is caused by the lower production of a hormone called ‘insulin’ which is responsible for managing the blood sugar levels.
DM or diabetes as normally called, is a result of an inactive or deficient pancreas. When enough insulin is not produced by the body, the blood sugar levels continue to rise, which can in turn lead to several health problems. Though irreversible, diabetes mellitus is a largely manageable disease.
Diabetes Mellitus: Early Symptoms
There are many warning signs one can keep a look out for. Especially if there is family history of the disease.
Excessive thirst is usually the first signs of diabetes
Feeling insatiate or ‘always hungry’
Changes in eyesight
Sudden and unexplained weight loss
Tingling sensation or numbness in hands, toes or feet
If you feel tired most of the time and feeling lethargy
Wounds that do not heal quickly
Please remember, these symptoms may or may not be related to Diabetes Mellitus . However, if you have a family history of the disease, it is always advisable to eat healthy and maintain a healthy weight. Also, getting regular blood tests (once a year) is the best way to be extremely sure. Also Read – Do Face Masks lead to over exposure to CO2? Here’s what the latest research says
However, if you do feel any or all of the above symptoms, a visit to your physician is always advisable. It is important to remember that diabetes can be managed well. But it is extremely important to listen to the signs of your body. Also Read- World Egg Day 2020: Boiled, Poached, Scrambled or Fried – what’s the healthiest way to cook and eat eggs
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