The 9 Warning Signs of Diabetes
Irritability. It may not be just “another bad day at the office.” Dramatic shifts in blood sugar can also cause mood swings.
Frequent Urination. Getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom every couple of hours? It could be a sign of diabetes.
Excessive Thirst. Excessive thirst usually goes hand in hand with frequent urination. Since fluids are flushing out of the body, a diabetic’s system can’t stay hydrated.
Extreme Hunger & Fatigue. Diabetics excrete most of the sugar they take in, which leads to feelings of famine and weakness.
Blurry Vision. When your sugar levels spikes, fluid is drawn out of the lens of the eye, which then changes shape in response.
Unusual Weight Loss. Though diabetes is often associated with obesity, unexplained weight loss can also point to a blood sugar imbalance.
Leg Pain. When your blood sugar rises, you may notice pains you hadn’t felt before, especially in the legs and feet.
Itchy, Dry Skin. When you have high blood sugar, your body pilfers fluid from your largest organ—the skin.
Cuts or scrapes that heal slowly. A superficial scrape on the knee or elbow may take a long time to go away. Even pimples can linger.