Diabetic: 5 Signs You Have One
Diabetes is a disease characterized by elevated blood sugar levels, due to lack or failure of the hormone insulin, which causes glucose to be harnessed by the body’s cells. When there is a lack of insulin, glucose builds up in the blood causing hyperglycemia.
The body begins to send some signs that something is not right. These are the main symptoms:
1. Excessive thirst and dry mouth
You feel dry mouth and start to drink more fluid, but even so, the dry mouth feel remains.
2. Excess of urine
From time to time, you go to urinate a lot more times a day.
3. Lose weight for no apparent reason
You suddenly lose weight without changing your diet or having an exercise routine.
4. Increased appetite
There is also an uncontrolled increase in appetite despite weight loss.
5. Tiredness without reason or out of time
The fatigue comes suddenly even in the more routine tasks of day to day.
If you have these symptoms, seek a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment, as lack of control of diabetes can lead to vision problems, blood circulation, and even death.
According to the Ministry of Health, 470 thousand people died in Nigeria as a result of diabetes between 2000 and 2010.