Common Symptoms of Diabetes Explained
Kidneys work overtime trying to get rid of excess sugar in the blood. This
reduces fluids in the body and causes excess thirst
The body is constantly losing calories through urine. Besides, cells cannot use
the sugar in the blood due to insulin resistance. This leads to constant hunger
The body is dehydrated die to excessive fluid loss. And cells are deprived of
fuel (glucose or sugar). This leads to constant fatigue
Kidneys are constantly excreting fluids to keep blood sugar low. This leads to
excessive urination. This is most easily observed at night since one has to wake
Tingling in toes or fingers
Fine capillaries that supply nerves are clogged with sugar. Nerves begin to die.
This is manifested as tingling in extremeties - toes and fingers.
High levels of blood sugar pull fluid from tissues, including the lenses
of one's eyes. This affects the ability to focus. One gets blurred vision
especially when blood sugar is high.
Sores that do not heal well
It is proposed that high levels of blood sugar impair one's body's natural
Skin infections and skin is dry and itchy
Fine capillaries get clogged with sugar affecting the flow of nutrients to the
skin. This causes dry skin which is itchy. Normal infection fighting mechanisms