Diabetes is nearly undetectable if you are not aware of its symptoms. Diabetes is a disease that results in abnormally high levels of glucose in your bloodstream. Normally, the pancreas produces insulin, which in turn monitors your blood glucose levels. When your pancreas do not produce enough insulin, your blood sugar swings out of control and your body develops diabetes.
So how do you know if you have diabetes? The only sure way to find out is by a blood test. However, there are some symptoms should send up a red flag.
These three primary diabetes symptoms are:
- A dramatic rise in your need to urinate
- Extreme hunger and thirst, and
- Prolonged fatigue
If you have been experiencing any or all of these symptoms, you’ll want to see your doctor as soon as possible.
Diabetes comes with complications (blindness, kidney damage, heart disease). The sooner you begin to manage your diabetes with diet and exercise, the better off you will be.