What Are The Most Common Symptoms of Diabetes?
People with diabetes are no longer able to produce (enough of) the hormone insulin. This causes the sugar to accumulate in the blood. Because this sugar can no longer be used by your body as energy, various symptoms arise. How to you recognize whether you have diabetes? Here are 7 common warning signs your body may be sending out.
1. Being Thirstier
On a hot day, after an intense sports session or after a night out, you probably won’t be surprised when you are a bit thirsty. While drinking enough is important, in these cases you have no reason to worry. But if you notice that you are often thirsty for no reason, this can be a sign that something is wrong. When you have diabetes, the sugar in your blood is no longer broken down. This sugar attracts moisture which makes you more thirsty.
2. Increased Urination
If you notice you’re urinating more often it’s possible an early symtome of diabetes. When blood sugar levels are high, the kidneys try to remove the excess sugar by filtering it out of the blood. This can lead to needing to urinate more frequently than normal.
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