A lot of people are completely thunderstruck when their doctor informs them that they have been afflicted with a condition which is known as diabetes. The symptoms which exhibit themselves during the early stages of diabetes will not be noticed easily and most people would simply consider them as minor health issues which can also be dealt with at a later stage. Some people even have the tendency of ignoring these simple warning signs. A lot of people visit the doctor thinking that they are suffering from some other kind of health problem. In reality, the condition which they have been afflicted with is known as diabetes. A lot of people think that the symptoms of diabetes are actually a sign of some other impending health problem.
When the symptoms of diabetes have been understood and diagnosed at a very early stage, then it becomes much easier for the doctor as well as the patient to manage the health condition of the person afflicted. This can also help in averting many other health complications which are likely to result due to the mismanagement of health as well as carelessness of the patient. Diabetes is considered as the sixth biggest cause of death of people living all over the United States. Some of the earliest warning signs of diabetes have been catalogued by the American Diabetes association. They are:
Excessive urine output – Extremely high blood sugar levels in the person are likely to cause a very high output of urine in the person. This will also increase the amount of blood which will flow through the kidneys.
Excessive thirst – When a large amount of urine is being discharged from the body, it could lead to possible dehydration. This could make the person feel very thirsty and he will also drink large amounts of water
Excessive hunger – The main reason for the occurrence of diabetes is the lack of insulin inside the body or the inability of the insulin to convert the food which is being consumed into the energy which can be used by the body at a later stage. This will result in a severe deficiency in energy and this could also make the person feel very hungry at times.
Severe weight loss – The proteins and fats which are present inside the body will be used in order to produce the right amount of energy which is needed by the body. Due to this, the person who is diabetic will also lose a lot of weight despite the fact that he eats a large amount of food.
A person who is diabetic can be very depressed and temperamental and he is also likely to feel tired quite often apart from experiencing some kind of deficiency in his vision.