Detecting diabetes is not an arbitrary issue. When there are suspicions, in general, these arise as a result of the knowledge of a close relative with this disease. Therefore, we worry about our own health.
On the other hand, people who maintain eating habits and have a tendency to overindulge with sweets and junk often hear that they must take care of themselves or develop diabetes at some point. However, the warning is not complete if there are no clues to detect diabetes.
What should you know to detect diabetes?
The best way to deal with a pathology is through the knowledge of it. The better we are informed, we can take more accurate measures in this regard.
In the case of diabetes, those who suffer usually have an average age between 40 and 60 years. In the majority, these patients do not know that they suffer from this disease until an incident occurs and then the doctor reveals the diagnosis.
To detect diabetes, it is necessary for the person to have a blood test. It is considered that a person is diabetic when in the bloodstream has more than 125 mg per deciliter of glucose. There are different variants:
- Type I. The pancreas does not produce insulin, it is more frequent in children and young adults. To treat it, patients must be medicated with insulin and eat a healthy diet.
- Type II. The body does not use insulin produced by the pancreas well. It is the most frequent type of diabetes especially in older adults, sedentary people and overweight people.
- Treatment includes insulin or hypoglycemic medications as well as a healthy diet and exercise.
- Gestational It appears during pregnancy as hormones “block” the work of insulin. It is more common in women who become pregnant after age 25, if they have high blood pressure or if they gain too much weight during pregnancy.
- Other reasons for seasonal diabetes include family history and The treatment is based on exercise and diet according to your condition.
The chances of developing this disease are much higher if there is a family history.
How to detect diabetes
There are several manifestations that can alert us about this disease. You must pay close attention because the symptoms may be sporadic or confused.
In case of any of the following signs it would be good to consult the doctor to carry out a blood test.
1. Go more to the bathroom
Increased urination is one of the ways to detect diabetes. This action is known by doctors as Polyuria and is usually more common at night. We get up several times to go to the bathroom and we can not rest well. It can also happen that, without increasing the fluid intake, the times that you urinate daily are greater.
2. Losing weight
You have to pay attention to weight loss. Especially if you have not made any kind of change in diet or exercise routine.
If you lose weight “for no reason” maybe this may be due to a problem in the pancreas . Although this is more frequent in children, it can also happen in adulthood.
3. Being very thirsty
It does not matter how much water you drink, if the person always feels the mouth and throat dry, this is another signal that can detect diabetes. The fact that the body asks for more and more liquid is an unequivocal call to attention that something is not right in the body.
This is because the body needs to recover the fluid it has lost through the urine (both signals are usually presented together).
In this case, we recommend you quench your thirst with water , natural juices or herbal infusions. Never with soft drinks, coffee, alcoholic beverages or bottled juices since these make the table worse. How? By increasing blood sugar levels.
4. Feel tingling and itching
Another of the signs of the onset of vascularization problems. These are known as “neuropathies” and cause tingling and numbness in the extremities. They can increase during the night.
5. Being very tired
6. Blurred vision
Once diabetes is detected it is very important to take care of the eyes to avoid or delay the appearance of certain pathologies. For example, retinopathy that in some cases (without care or corresponding treatment) can lead to blindness.
It is normal for diabetics to have problems in their nervous system.
7. Present unhealed wounds
In the case of diabetics, they have disadvantages for the vascularization to be carried out satisfactorily. Therefore cuts and wounds take longer to heal.