6 Signs of Diabetes to Watch Out For

High blood sugar can surface without any apparent symptoms. In fact, most people wouldn’t notice they have high blood sugar until they are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. That’s when they learn that they’ve possibly had high blood sugar for a while.

The indicative signs of type 2 diabetes, such as the constant urge to urinate and uncontrollable thirst, are usually subtle, especially in the initial stage. But they can lead to worse health ailments down the road if left ignored.

Damage can be done to the nerves, kidneys, and retinas with just mild blood sugar elevation. And the greater the blood sugar levels and the longer one avoids treatment, the worse the impact can get. So, watch out for these six subtle symptoms of diabetes.

Frequent Trips to The Bathroom

Need to use the bathroom during every commercial break while watching TV?Having to go to the bathroom an abnormal number of times, especially at night, is a sign that there’s something wrong with one’s blood sugar level.

Always Getting Yeast or Urinary Infections

The kidneys can’t filter blood sugar well enough if it’s elevated, and so sugar makes its way into the urine. A greater amount of sugar in a moist, warm environment can result in urinary tract and yeast infections, particularly in women.

Unintentional and Unexplained Weight Loss

The body isn’t capable of using glucose (sugar) as efficiently for its energy if one has diabetes. Instead, fat stores will be burnt by the body, and one may start losing weight without trying.

Worsening Vision

The lenses in the eyes can be distorted by high sugar levels and negatively impact one’s vision. Modifications in a person’s vision or eyeglass prescription can indicate diabetes.

Fatigue and Exhaustion

Multiple underlying causes of fatigue can be associated with high sugar levels/diabetes, including dehydration (from constant urination, which can hamper sleep and result in kidney damage). This sense of exhaustion typically can’t be put to a stop and can disrupt one’s daily activities.

Discoloration of Skin

Typically, prior to a diabetes diagnosis, patients with diabetes can have dark skin over the knuckles and in the neck folds. This condition, referred to as acanthosis nigricans, can be caused by insulin resistance.