As people age, their bodies usually weaken. Unfortunately, it’s just a fact of life. However, if you are experiencing certain symptoms, it could be the result of diabetes, not aging. It is important to be aware of these symptoms. Continue reading to learn them.
A common sign of diabetes is urinating a lot, especially when you have not been drinking much. The increased urine occurs because of the increased glucose in your bloodstream. As a result, the glucose is excreted by the urine. Having said that, just because you are frequently urinating does not necessarily mean you have diabetes. If you notice your urine has a clear, cloudy, and has changed color, then you should be concerned.
Are you constantly thirsty? Do you continue to drink and drink, yet you cannot seem to quench your thirst? If so, diabetes is a very likely reason for this. Having said this, if you workout a lot, then you are going to need more water in order to replenish your body. In addition, if you drink sodas with tons of sugar, you are not really quenching your thirst. Consider just how much water you really drink during the day. If you find yourself constantly drinking, diabetes could be the reason.
Have you been losing weight very rapidly all of a sudden? Rapid weight loss could be due to diabetes. Keep in mind that if you have improved your diet and/or exercising more, you could simply be losing weight because of that. However, if both your diet and exercise routine have not changed and you are losing a significant amount of weight in a short period of time, you should be concerned.
Do you feel fatigued or weak all the time? This is yet another sign of diabetes; however, this symptom is harder to diagnose because so many things can make you feel tired. For example, are you getting enough rest? If you very rarely get your recommended 8 hours of sleep, you could simply be fatigued because of that. If you are on an extreme exercise routine, you need more rest. If you are not resting more, you could start to get tired. On another note, how is your diet? If your diet is generally terrible, the food you eat may be causing your fatigue.
Hand, legs, and feet numbness is a very common sign of diabetes. If you wake up in the middle of the night with numb limbs and you blame it on you sleeping on them, this may be because you are diabetic.
Finally, have you been bruising more easily all of a sudden? Not only that, but is it also taking your bruises longer to heal? Then, you may have diabetes; however, understand that it is possible you have other illnesses that are causing increased bruising.
Although the above symptoms sound like many aging symptoms, this is not always the case. On the other hand, just because you are experiencing some of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have diabetes. However, if you are experiencing any of them, you need to talk to your doctor so that you can determine whether or not you have diabetes.