Diabetes is a chronic systemic metabolic disorder, which is characterized by hyperglycemia, sustained elevated levels of glucose in the blood. Diabetes is mostly caused by hereditary factors and due to reduced secretion or reduced biological effects of the insulin hormone.
It is generally known that for this disease, nutrition, lifestyle and genetic predisposition have a major role. Most of people know usual symptoms, which are, but not limited to Increased thirst, Excessive hunger, Irritable mood, Fatigue, Urinating frequently, Unexplained weight loss etc. In this article, we point on some of the hidden characters that are rarely recognized and very often ignored. This symptoms are good to know for prevention of this disease.
Take a look on few early signs of diabetes.
Sharply improved or worsened vision
Diabetes is very often associated with low vision, but sometimes, vision can be improved, in certain cases. This happens due to the change in fluid level in the eyes and is all caused by diabetes. If you have change of vision, better or worse, report to your doctor. Of course, it can be a eye problem, but this is also one of the early diabetes signs.
Diabetes weakens the blood circulation and there is malnutrition of the skin. Because of this, you will feel constant itching and your skin will become increasingly dry. If you have this condition, does not mean it is a diabetes warning, but, if hydrant creams doesn’t help, go to see a doctor and check your blood levels.
Bad look (condition) of the skin
As we become older, it is normal for wrinkles to appear on our skin and our skin to gets bad look. But if you have dark spots on the skin, especially on the ankles, knees and your neck, this can be a early sign of diabetes, so go and check with your doctor. This condition is called acanthosis nigricans and is closely related with high blood sugar.
Hearing loss can be caused by prediabetes, according by a study conducted by the National Institute of Health. Prediabetes is characterized with high levels of blood sugar and up to 30% hearing loss. Researchers believe that diabetes damages the nerves in the ear. If you notice that you are starting to hear less go and see a doctor, it can be a early sign for diabetes.
Diabetes is common diseases of today’s modern age.