Many of the symptoms of type 1 diabetes resemble type 2 diabetes. In both cases there is too much glucose in the blood cells of your body and failure in high glucose levels in type 1 diabetes are due to a lack of insulin because the cells that produce insulin have been destroyed. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin produced. In any case, the cells in your body are not receiving the glucose they need, and your body will send some warning signals.
Here are the most common signs of diabetes:
Often roads to the toilet
Do you go to the toilet more often lately? Do you seem to urinate all day long? Urination becomes more frequent when there is much glucose in the blood. If insulin is nonexistent or ineffective, the kidneys can not filter glucose back into the blood. They become overworked and will try to get more water to dilute the blood glucose. So you will always have full bladder and will need to urinate frequently.
It seems that water is no longer enough for your needs so you drink more than usual. This may be a sign of diabetes, especially if it is associated with frequent urination. If your body takes water to dilute the blood glucose and therefore urinate more often, you will be dehydrated and feel the need to drink more water.
Losing weight without trying to
This symptom is often observed in type 1 diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas ceases to produce insulin, possibly due to a viral attack on pancreas cells or because of an autoimmune response that causes the body to attack the insulin-producing cells. The body needs an energy source that has no sugar. Consequently it will consume fat and muscle tissue to get energy. Type 2 diabetes occurs gradually with increasing body resistance to insulin, so weight loss is not so obvious.
Weakness and fatigue
Also due to glucose. Glucose from the food consumed in the bloodstream where insulin should contribute to its transition into body cells. Cells use to produce the energy we need to live. If insulin is nonexistent or if the cells do not react to it then remains in blood glucose. The cells have no energy and you feel exhausted.
Tingling or numbness in hands, legs or feet
This symptom is called neuropathy. It occurs gradually over time as high blood glucose levels damage the nervous system, especially in the extremities. Type 2 diabetes is installed gradually, and may not even realize that you are sick. Therefore, blood glucose levels can be high for a long period of time before a diagnosis can be made. Nerve injuries can occur without you even knowing. Neuropathy can be improved when it is kept under strict control of blood glucose levels.
Other signs of diabetes that may occur as well:
Blurred vision, dry or irritated skin, frequent infections, cuts or bleeding that heal very slowly, these are all signs that something is wrong. Again, when these signs are associated with diabetes, they are caused by a high level of glucose in the blood. If you notice any of these symptoms, see your doctor. He will be able to tell if you have to worry about diabetes or not.