A chronic condition caused by glucose levels in the blood being too high, diabetes is a condition affecting millions of people across the world. More than this though, there are also a high number of people that are not aware they suffer from the condition. There are key symptoms of diabetes to look out for however.
Common symptoms that could be a sign of diabetes include being tired a lot of the time, and feeling very lethargic when completing even minor tasks. Feeling thirsty or craving sweetened foods and carbonated drinks is also symptomatic.
A sudden and consistent loss in muscle mass, alongside a sharp fall in body weight can also be signs there is a condition. If any of these are experienced, it is always advisable to seek consultation with a doctor. Likewise, producing excessive amounts of urine for any extended period of time with no justifiable cause should also raise questions.
These symptoms can either develop over an extended period of time, or be quite sudden. Other signs to be aware of that are more general, but with other symptoms could alert possible diabetes are; an itchiness to the genitalia or around the anus, or getting regular bouts of thrush or irritation in these areas.
Suffering from blurred vision, particularly if tears are not produced normally, is something to look out for. Cramping in the stomach, a regular development of skin infections, and regular bouts of constipation are also symptomatic.
All of these are symptoms of diabetes, though there could be other explanations; often quite unrelated. If you suspect you may have diabetes, or you have recently been diagnosed, and you suffer a sudden loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, a high temperature, pains in the stomach, or have a fruity smell to your breath, medical attention should be sought immediately.