Diabetes is a considered as long-term disease where the patient experiences a significant increase of glucose level in the blood. The increasing level of glucose can be caused due to several factors. One of the main cause factors is having an unhealthy lifestyle.
An unhealthy lifestyle such as consuming too much junk food or sweet food is surely the main cause for someone getting diabetes. Nutrient content in the food consumed should also be considered since some foods can trigger an increase in blood sugar levels.
Even though diabetes is normally experienced by elderly, however, this disease can also attack the youth at anytime. There are some causes of diabetes type 1 and 2 such as smoking habit, too much consuming sweet drink and foods, soda consumption, less movement, eating too much fatty foods and obesity.
Diabetes mellitus used to attack elderly. It was very common that people who reach 40 years old will be aware of this disease.
However, nowadays, there are many young people under 40 years old have experienced diabetes. It is because people’s lifestyle has been pretty much shifted from what people used to have in the past up until now.
Even though this disease can not be cured yet, actually, diabetes type 2 is a kind of diseases that has slow progress compare to other chronic illness. The journey of this disease can be last for months or even years.
The diabetes symptoms can also appear gradually until sometimes they are difficult to detect. The characteristic of diabetes type 2 symptoms can also beneficial for you to be more aware of this disease.
Beside doing a routine blood sugar check up, there are also some other diabetes symptoms you should be aware of
Easily get thirsty
One of early diabetes symptoms is when you experience an excessive feeling of thirsty. This condition is also popularly known as polydipsia. Sometimes someone can also feel dry in the mouth area.
If you have frequent urination that exceeds the normal frequency, you should be aware of this condition. Frequent urination or also popularly known as polyuria can be a sign of having diabetes.
Normally, adults will urinate 1 up to 2 liter per day. Thus, never underestimate this thing, especially when you frequently urinate at night. A severe dehydration due to frequent urination can affect liver’s function.
Easily get hungry
Not only easily get thirsty is considered as diabetes symptoms, but easily get hungry also can be considered as another symptom. Having lack of insulin to transfer the sugar into cells can cause muscles and other related organs weak and runs out of energy.
The brain will assume that having lack of energy is due to lack of eating. Therefore, the body is trying to increase the food intake by sending hunger signals. In fact, if this case happens, eating too much can trigger the increase of blood sugar levels.
Those are the 3 most common diabetes symptoms that you should be aware of.