Determining the presence of diabetes is not always easy. The effectiveness of treatment and the prospects for the further state of the body depend on how timely the disease is diagnosed. Early symptoms of diabetes can appear at any age, both in adults and children.
Several types of diabetes
There are several types of the disease, such as diabetes in the young and diabetes in the elderly. However, the initial signs of the disease are approximately the same, as they are justified by an increased level of glucose in the human blood.
Symptoms of Diabetes
If you notice any changes in your state of health, constantly recurring unpleasant symptoms, consult a doctor immediately. Signs of diabetes may include:
a feeling of unquenchable thirst and a metallic taste in the mouth,
frequent nighttime urination
increased appetite, constant feeling of hunger and need for sweets,
change in body weight, weight loss or weight gain,
itching of the skin, feet, palms,
violation of wound healing processes,
susceptibility to dermatological diseases and fungal infections,
hair loss and weakened hair growth,
constant weakness and drowsiness,
dental problems, frequent stomatitis and periodontal disease.
In addition to increased fatigue, the patient may feel a loss in the quality of vision. This is how the toxic effect of sugar on all cells of the body is manifested. The level of acetone in the urine rises, and especially attentive relatives may notice the smell of acetone from the mouth of a person with diabetes.
If you notice any of the above signs of a dangerous illness, immediately go to a medical facility to measure your blood sugar and start drug therapy.
How to prevent the development of diabetes
It is important to understand that the symptoms of the disease are clearly manifested during the period when the level of glucose in the blood significantly exceeds the permissible values. At the initial stage of diabetes, the symptoms are almost imperceptible. For this reason, all adult patients who have reached the age of 40 are recommended to donate blood for sugar annually in order to diagnose the onset of the disease in time and prevent its further development.