Diabetes is a disease associated with high blood glucose.
The result may be damage to the eyes, kidneys, and nerves. At the same time, not all people with a diagnosis of diabetes have symptoms that are usual for this disease, such as thirst, numbness of hands or feet, unexplained loss of body weight, increased urge to urinate, etc. Doctors talked about little-known symptoms of this disease.
If you find yourself with one or more of them, then you should take this carefully and do not postpone going to the doctor for diagnosis.
Here is one of these little-known symptoms: when the blood glucose level is above normal, the skin becomes very dry and itchy. Your hands, feet, or feet may begin to itch for no reason at all. So, if you notice irritation on your skin and feel itchy, first eliminate the effects of climate and the environment, and then have your blood tested for glucose. Diabetes affects blood circulation, so our limbs are most vulnerable in this regard. Most often, skin irritation appears on the hands or feet.
Dandruff or dry scalp
Most people can’t even think that these phenomena can be somehow related to diabetes. And yet it is. When blood sugar levels are exceeded, the body begins to look for ways to get rid of excess, usually through urine. But with the removal of a large amount of fluid, other problems appear: the body begins to suffer from dehydration. As a result, scales appear on the scalp, which cause some discomfort. Seborrheic dermatitis, better known as dandruff, may appear. And since the skin is the largest organ of the human body, this condition may not be local, as a result the whole head may suffer. In addition, the inflammatory process in this area creates favorable conditions for the fungus Pityrosporum, and dandruff appears from it. These microorganisms use sebum (on the surface of the head) as food, they multiply very quickly, and white flakes appear in the hair.
This symptom is likely to surprise you a little. But due to breathing problems during sleep, blood sugar levels can also rise. This condition is known as sleep apnea (or sleep apnea). It causes a lot of inconvenience, and the best thing, of course, is to prevent the appearance of this symptom, because stress hormones are released during sleep, and they, in turn, contribute to an increase in blood sugar. This symptom is very important in preventing diabetes. In general, snoring is associated with many diseases that seem to have nothing to do with diabetes. Nevertheless, attention should be paid to it, since snoring can be a warning symptom. It occurs as a result of short-term respiratory arrest due to relaxation of the muscles of the respiratory tract. Snoring makes it difficult for oxygen to enter the lungs, resulting in impaired glucose metabolism.
Did you know that hearing loss can be related to diabetes? .. If you notice that you increase the volume on your TV or phone each time to better hear it, or ask your interlocutor to repeat it again, tell your to the doctor. Various studies have shown that hearing loss can be a warning indicator of diabetes. This is due to the fact that the nerves of the inner ear and blood vessels can be damaged, which is why violations occur.
Diabetes causes changes in all the fluids of our body, so it can affect our vision. This is a fairly common symptom. It may happen that people who do not yet have a diagnosis of diabetes notice that they have become better at seeing. You will be surprised to note that you no longer need lenses, because you feel good without them. But when this happens, the improvement is only temporary. As soon as the blood glucose level is stabilized, the patient again uses glasses or lenses. But do not be scared ahead of time, this is not yet diabetic retinopathy. The latter causes a narrowing of the blood vessels that are located behind the eyeballs. In the early stages of diabetes, the eye cannot focus well, as the blood glucose level is very high. But this does not mean at all that because of diabetes you will lose your eyesight. Over time, blood sugar levels will return to normal and problems will disappear.
All these symptoms are often overlooked or associated with other diseases. But if you notice any of the above changes along with other, more common symptoms, then you should contact a specialist to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe the appropriate treatment.