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Five Telltale Signs That Diabetes Is On The Prowl

Jan 31, 2008
A condition which develops when your body is unable to produce the energy it needs from the food you consume, Diabetes is characterized by incessantly high levels of glucose in your blood stream. This disease may arise, either because your body is incapable of producing the insulin it needs to metabolize glucose, or if the cells of your body become resistant to the insulin your pancreas produces. Irrespective of the reason which underlies the disease, the resultant high blood glucose levels bring about a number of complications, some of which may even result in death. While diabetes is certainly not a disease you can 'feel mounting on to you', there are certain symptoms which precede this disease, before it takes root in the individual's body and control on his life.

The first and most common indicator is the tendency to urinate a lot more than you are accustomed to, even though you aren't drinking any more water than usual. This may be a sign of high glucose levels in your blood that your kidney is trying to filter out. As the glucose in your body is redundant, given the impaired performance of insulin, your body has to purge it out, which it tries to do by diluting the sugar with large amounts of water, which is then discarded via your kidneys.

The excessively high amounts of urine your body produces, depletes the fluid content in your body, making it parched and dehydrated. And so, you will feel a lot more thirsty than usual, forcing you to drink large quantities of water, which diabetes expels from your body as urine. This pattern of thirst and urination continues, and becomes increasingly severe as diabetes develops into its secondary phases.

When your body is starved of energy, on account of the mal-utilization of glucose, you may begin to feel lightheaded and weak. Many people assume that this weakness is just a passing phase which needs rest to get better. However, it is the silent signal your body is sending to you, indicating that the food you have consumed is not being used by your cells, which is making them weak and fatigued.

The rising glucose levels in your body affect your nervous system, causing gradual numbness at first, and then a complete loss of sensation as the blood glucose levels continue to escalate. This condition, which is termed as Diabetic Neuropathy, is particularly discernable in your fingertips and your feet.

Diabetes is also responsible for the thickening of veins in your body, which hampers the process of blood circulation. Subsequently, any cuts and wounds you develop during this stage will take a lot longer to heal. Also, these wounds will be more susceptible to infection, given the high glucose content of the blood which encourages fungi and bacteria to develop.

These conditions, which are collectively termed as Pre-Diabetes, are unpredictable in terms of how rapidly they develop into full-blown diabetes. In certain individuals, the pre-diabetic phase lasts for years, culminating into diabetes only once the individual is well into his middle, or later years. In some others, the pre-diabetic phase can last for as little as a couple of months before diabetes sets in, with its own host of complications. If you find that you have been experiencing any such symptoms, don't wait for them to become more exacerbated before you contact your physician. If well-controlled, pre-diabetes can remain in its nascent phases all your life and never pose an intimidating threat for you to cow away from. Open your mind to diabetes today refusing to do so may only make you one of its next victims!
About the Author
Julia Hanf author of the book How To Play the Diabetes Diet Game and Win Through a real life crisis Julia figured out how to live diabetes free. Visit http://www.yourdiabetescure.com and learn more about your solution for diabetes.
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