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5 Diabetes Warning Signs & Symptoms: Are You at Risk?

5 Diabetes Warning Signs & Symptoms: Are You at Risk?

#1 Feeling Constantly Tired?

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One in four people with diabetes has no idea about it.

But they do know they constantly feel tired. Do you? Low energy levels are a symptom of pre-diabetes. Tiredness, as an early sign of diabetes, comes as a consequence of low glucose (sugar) levels in the blood.

#2 Are You Hungry All The Time?

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Does it often seem that you just ate something, but still don’t feel full? Continuous hunger is another serious warning sign, and it may not be a problem of the stomach or small intestine.

The digestive system successfully breaks food down into glucose, which is, in other words, sugar. People with diabetes cannot properly transfer glucose from the bloodstream into the body’s cells. That causes constant hunger.

comments Klinio nutritionist, Christine Ellis

3. Have You Started Drinking More Water?

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You may not pay much attention to this symptom, but thirst should concern you, too. If you’re constantly thirsty, you’re probably drinking more water than usual, which makes you want to use the bathroom every 30 minutes or so.

Frequent urination is necessary, well, for a simple reason – to remove excess sugar from the blood. However, getting rid of fluids so quickly may cause dehydration, which is unhealthy in many ways.

#4 Paying More Visits to The Bathroom?

Paying More Visits to The Bathroom

When a person urinates more frequently, especially at night, it is considered to be a caution for diabetes.

Due to hormone insulin not functioning properly, high levels of sugar in the bloodstream are eliminated by extracting it out of the blood with the help of kidneys. This leads to urinating more than 8 times per day.

#5 Experiencing Blurry Vision?

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There are numerous tiny vessels in your eyes. People with diabetes have these tiny vessels damaged, because of overload of sugar, so vision may become blurry.

Blurry vision usually comes and goes. However, if you noticed this inconvenient symptom, don’t rush to your eye doctor. Before buying a pair of glasses, first, you should consider taking a diabetes risk test.

says Klinio nutritionist, Christine Ellis
Written by
Edibel Quintero, MD

Edibel Quintero is a medical doctor who graduated in 2013 from the University of Zulia and has been working in her profession since then. She specializes in obesity and nutrition, physical rehabilitation, sports massage and post-operative rehabilitation. Edibel's goal is to help people live healthier lives by educating them about food, exercise, mental wellness and other lifestyle choices that can improve their quality of life.

5 Diabetes Warning Signs & Symptoms: Are You at Risk?

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