How To Tell If You Have Diabetes? Early Signs and Precautions


Diabetes is becoming one of the most common diseases worldwide. Did you know, every year there are more millions of people are diagnosed with diabetes? 


What Is Diabetes? 

Now, diabetes is mainly concerned with the sugar level in our blood. Additionally, the sugar in our blood is often termed glucose. 

Moreover, you are likely to be diabetic when the glucose level in your blood is not normal. Now, why is glucose so important in our bodies? 

Glucose is very important in our body as it is one of the important sources of energy. It provides energy to our body cells to function properly. Moreover, glucose also fuels our brain to function properly. 

 Types Of Diabetes

Mainly, there are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic autoimmune condition. This type of diabetes can be diagnosed in adulthood or childhood. 

Now, type 2 diabetes is a type that develops in adulthood. Type 2 occurs when our body stops responding to insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps our body cells to take sugar from our blood. The pancreas produces insulin in our body. 

How Do You Know If You Are Diabetic?

To know if you’re diabetic or not you will need to get some blood sugar tests done. But, the early symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 are almost the same.

But, there are a few symptoms that you can be cautious of. So, here are a few symptoms that can be the early signs of warning:

  • Thirsty all the time
  • Frequent urination
  • Abrupt weight loss
  • Increased appetite 
  • Eye-sight problems 
  • Numbness in your hands and feet
  • Fatigue
  • Skin dryness 

These were the symptoms that are common in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Now, here are the symptoms that are different in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. 

Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

Along with the common symptoms, the symptoms for type 1 are as follows:

  • Sudden weight loss
  • Frequent urination, especially during the night
  • Yeast infection in prepubescent girls
  • Bad breath
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Unconsciousness
  • Loss of breath
  • Flu

In some cases of type 1, the patients have been admitted to emergency rooms. This is because ketones clog in the bloodstream. 

Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Similar to that of type 1, along with the common diseases, the other symptoms of type 2 are:

  • Infections
  • Slow-healing of wounds
  • Heart problems ]numbness in your body
  • Tingling in your body

Precautions You Can Take

Although diabetes is treated using different methods like dieting, physical activity, you can also make some changes in your daily routine to improve your condition.

Now, if you have type 1, you need continuous insulin intake in your body. This is because, in this type of diabetes, your pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin needed by your body. 

In the case of type 2, a few lifestyle changes can be made to improve your situation. For this, you can start a proper diet, and exercise. 

Moreover, you will also need to take medications, injections to mage the insulin level in your body. Another important thing is in both types of diabetes, you will need to be careful of your carbohydrate intake. 

Also Read: Eating Whole Grains Three Times A Day May Lower Heart Disease Risk

So you should avoid the following food items:

  • Sugary drinks
  • Sweetened cereals
  • White bread
  • White pasta
  • Fruit juices
  • Coffee drinks
  • Packaged food

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you should definitely consult your doctor. Moreover, if you are diabetic you will need to make a few lifestyle changes. 

But, despite all the treatment and medications you undergo, you can still live an active life. But all you need to do is be a little cautious of what you eat. 

Related articles

Review: Sakhshi Tanwar’s Mai Season 1

Mai season 1 is one of the most popular series this month. And if you haven’t watched it...

Will the iPhone 14 Pro Have A Larger Display Than The iPhone 13 Pro? What We Know So Far

According to certain rumours, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be released without a...

How To Change Your Name in Aadhaar Card and PAN Card Online?

Aadhaar Card is a prime document for a citizen of India as it is required in all kinds...

How to Keep Your Whatsapp Secure and Private

Recently, Facebook-owned Whatsapp crossed 2 Billion users mark worldwide as  almost 25% of the world's total population is...

Leaked Specifications and Features of OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9E

The OnePlus 9 series is about to launch and is highly expected to launch next month with improved...

Some of the Amazing Plans Available, Benefits and Validity for the Jio Fiber Plans 2021

Jio is offering its Fiber Plans starting as low as Rs 399 already competing with all other broadband...

Indian Badminton Team Scripts History at Thomas Cup by Defeating Indonesia

Indian Badminton Team at Thomas Cup 2022 has scripted history with a massive win in the finale of...

7 Best Sexy Korean Movies on Netflix, & Prime Video that are worth watching

Hello, Korean movie lovers! It's time to spice up your binge list with something new and amusing. Things...