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Aug
03

Diabetes Symptoms: Learn to Spot the Symptoms of Diabetes Early

By regst
Diabetes Symptoms: Learn to Spot the Symptoms of Diabetes Early

If you pay attention to your body, you can spot diabetes symptoms early and have a far better chance to reverse the disease before it becomes severe. Remember that Type 2 diabetes mellitus is practically always a preventable disease. You never have to experience the symptoms of diabetes type 2 – if you are willing and ready to make a firm commitment to healthy living today.

Diabetes Types:

There are several types of diabetes and most are preventable. Type 1 diabetes mellitus has no definitively-known causes and/or cures. This is also called insulin-dependent diabetes and is characterized by a complete lack of pancreatic function.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus, the most common type, is almost always able to be prevented through modifications in eating habits and exercise levels. Type 2 diabetes accounts for over 90% of all diabetes mellitus cases.

Gestational diabetes mellitus is the diabetes type that women develop during the later stages of pregnancy. The label is reserved for women who have never before exhibited any diabetes symptoms. It almost always regresses completely after delivery and is very manageable during pregnancy – again with healthful dietary standards and daily exercise.

Diabetes Symptoms:

Look out for the following symptoms of diabetes and consult with your physician if you believe yourself to be at risk:

  • Frequent urination;
  • Insatiable thirst;
  • Excessive hunger;
  • Weight loss;
  • Slow-healing wounds;
  • Drowsiness, difficulty waking up;
  • Fatigue, weakness;
  • Irritability;
  • Dry, itchy skin;
  • Velvety skin on neck or underarms;
  • More…

 

What causes diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is caused in the majority of cases by improper food choices, improper eating habits and sedentary living. We have to eat nutritious foods in a healthy manner and we have to exercise daily if we wish to avoid the development and onset of diabetes symptoms. There is simply no other way. Teaching yourself new ways to perceive the foods that you consume and being physically active bring new meaning to your life. Your days become far more enjoyable and you significantly decrease your propensity to develop all diseases – not just type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Current diabetes research shows that there are over 57 million people in the US alone that have pre diabetes. These are the people at the highest risks for developing Type II diabetes. If you are amongst them, then you need to take immediate action and redefine your habits concerning your diet and exercise programs. Remember that the symptoms of diabetes can very likely be reversed.

Preventing Type 2 diabetes:

You can prevent type 2 diabetes mellitus by committing to the following positive lifestyle changes:

  • Start concentrating on eating foods that are mainly water like fruits, vegetables and legumes;
  • Eat 5 or 6 small meals on a given day instead of just 1 or 2 large meals;
  • Eat your meals at the same times every day;
  • Shun fast foods and processed foods from your life. Also, no bleached foods, microwave foods or high-fat foods;
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption;
  • Avoid high-sodium foods;
  • Turn and run from Trans fats;
  • Drink a lot of water every day;
  • Exercise for at least 20 to 30 minutes every day;

 

Avoid the development of diabetes symptoms beginning today by committing to a healthy lifestyle. You and your loved ones will be so much happier for it.

Watch the video related to diabetic symptoms

For diabetics, it’s crucial to identify low blood sugar levels. Learn the symptoms of and how to treat low blood sugar in thisfree video from a nutritionist specializing in diabetic diets. Expert: Heidi Kaufman Bio: Heidi Kaufman is a nutritionist that focuses on disorder prevention through diet. She gives lectures and teaches class at the local hospital about how to live with diabetes. Filmmaker: Reggie Hayes

Help answer the question about diabetic symptoms

I know there are mnay different symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis. is shakiness one of them?
i know that a person who has diabetic ketoacidosis will experience many symptoms of the illness, and they will definitely feel quite ill. I have read about it. I just want to know if the person also feels shaky, in addition to the other symptoms.

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12 Comments

1

Is craving for something sweet another symptom of low blood sugar?

2

Good video – just a little more clarity on the symptoms….

You may feel faint, like your going to pass out. You may hear a buzzing in your ears.
You may get a terrific headache in the top of your head.
You may experience confusion or disorientation…
Your heart may beat off its normal rhythm. Your body may feel superheated and you may see black spots and your vision may narrow…
All of which may occur in a short period of time…

3

The first obvious symptoms are a sudden weight loss or gain, accompanied by excessive drinking and urination
the next symptom is vision problems and cataracts,
watch for noticeable thinning of the skin and apparent fragility: these are also serious and indicate that the animal is metabolizing (breaking down) its own body fat and muscle to survive. Dehydration is also common by this point and death can follow quickly.

the losing of the weight is not a good sign and can mean other things also. The best thing to do is go to the vet.

4

Diabetic symptoms include excess urination, frequent thirst, extreme hunger, changed vision, weakness in the arms and legs and sleeping more than normal. These are some of the major symptoms. However, in type 2 diabetics symptoms are not always visible. Most of the type 2 diabetics doesn't experience any symptoms. Fasting glucose test doesn't always detect diabetes. For some people fasting glucose test reads normal but the oral glucose tolerance test indicates that they are diabetic. It's always better to perform oral glucose tolerance test, it would detect pre-diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance apart from confirming diabetes.

It is really a shame that majority of the physicians and the hospitals in the United States doesn't perform oral glucose tolerance test. Doctors still doesn't have good understanding of diabetes. Insurance companies doesn't provide glucose testing meter until the individual is diagnosed with diabetes. There is no means for an individual to check either for pre-diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance or for that matter even diabetes. Fight against diabetes could never be won in this life time, with the existing broken system in place..

5

well I have been Type I Diabetic for almost 30 years and the main symptoms are excessive thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, any cuts that dont heal promptly, blurred vision, should actually have weight loss, ( as ur body doesnt use glucose efffectively and burns excess fat as fuel),…….on the swollen ankles,..not sure but that sounds like "edema" to me…..but u may wanna call and see if u can get in to ur DR. sooner……good luck with everything,..let me know what happens,

Bodie

6

Stiff neck could be meningitis (esp if you are in college) or a pulled muscle or torticollis or something else??.
http://www.integrative-healthcare.org/mt/archives/2007/12/gentle_massage.html

7

Oh, but I dont have an eating problem, I gorge myself on the weekends cause I’m not on my ADHD medicine LOL.

8

My kitty is diabetic also. Same deal drinkin lots of water, frequent urination, peeing in places other than the box, loss of weight etc… There is a feline diabetes web site called http://www.felinediabetes.com they are really wonderful there if you have any questions. My girl is now regulated with food and off of insulin. hope this helps you & everything you will need to know is there along with a community of diabetic cat owners. They nickname a diabetic cat a "sugar cat"

9

. Here are the most common symptoms.

–Frequent urination (causing the kidneys to work harder) due to excessive urine
–Excessive thirst
–Tired and weak-flu like symptoms-causing maybe a slow down in activity levels
–Hunger and increased appetite-causing weight gain
–Weight loss in spite of eating more or weight gain fluctuations

Less common are
–Tiredness-just a general lack of energy from the food not being metabolized
–Dry skin
–Dry mouth-causing thirst
–Head aches and pains
–Blurred vision
–Impotence
–Yeast infections
–Difficulty in healing sores frequent infections
–Nerve damage-numbness in extremities

10

Low blood sugar coupled with caffeine can give you those symptoms. Try either eating with your coffee or eating first and your coffee later. See if that makes the symptoms go away. If you can check your blood sugar when it happens you will know if it is low blood sugar, below 70.

11

It is not a good idea assume that you have a disease condition depending on some symptoms. Consult your doctor and have some blood work done.

12

I've never read where shakiness is one of the symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis. I have, however, experienced shakiness when my glucose is high as well as when it's low. I've never been high enough for long enough to experience DKA. So I can't tell you from experience. Here's one of the more comprehensive sites: http://www.diabetesnet.com/diabetes_control_tips/ketoacidosis_symptoms.php

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