Diabetes is one of the deadly or rather chronic health problems people suffer from. It is deadly in the sense that, any person suffering from diabetes must be proactive enough to avoid developing terrible complications that are capable of causing fatality.
Diabetes is often referred to as a sugar disease because it arises due to the body’s inability to regulate sugar or glucose. This inability is usually caused by the low production of insulin by the pancreas or simply because the pancreas is not producing any insulin at all. In all, managing diabetes and reducing the dreaded effects on the body is dependent on a person’s ability to manage his or her sugar level.
In this article, we are going to have a look at some of the early signs of diabetes that should not be neglected
Below are the early signs of diabetes
1. Tingling Sensation in the Fingers and Legs; this is one of the early signs of diabetes. When the blood sugar level is high, it often leads to diabetic neuropathy otherwise referred to as nerve damage. When these nerves damage the fingers and legs, you will notice tingling feelings in the hands and legs.
2. Dark Patches on The Skin; this is another sign of diabetes that should not be taken for granted. These dark Patches are referred to as acanthosis nigricans and they are usually a sign of diabetes at the early stages. It is most common in the neck, armpit groin region. Once you start noticing increased dark patches on the skin, then you should test your sugar level.
3. Blurred Vision; high blood sugar levels can also cause blurred vision. This is known as diabetic retinopathy and it arises when due to the high blood sugar level, the nerves in the retina starts getting damaged or the eye lens gets swollen. That’s why people are often advised to run a checkup on their eyes before deciding to get glasses because sometimes it’s due to diabetes.
4. Increased Thirst; one sign of diabetes that is often neglected is chronic thirst. If you start feeling the urge to drink water more than normal, then you should consider seeing a doctor or running a blood sugar level test especially if the increased water intake is followed by constant urination.
Nwachineke Onyeke Chekwube reporting, Obinwannem news writer/ December 5, 2021