Caution! Diabetes Ahead!

By Ned Dagostino

The food we eat is digested to produce energy for us to live and to work. The main component produced by digestion is glucose (a basic form of sugar). The glucose is transported by the blood to all parts of the body. The level of glucose in the blood is maintained at the proper level by a regulatory mechanism. Sometimes, the glucose level cannot be maintained at the proper level and it shoots up. This leads to a condition known as diabetes. Diabetes can have dangerous consequences for the patient. Recognizing the symptoms of diabetes is essential to nip this condition in the bud.

One of these signs is frequent unwarranted thirst. The high blood glucose levels upset the normal blood salinity, and the body tries to compensate by increasing its intake of water. Violent vomiting and nausea not associated with anything you've eaten is also a sign of diabetes. Dizziness, anxiety and suffocation are similar warning signs of diabetes.

The abnormal blood composition damages the nerve fibers. This leads to a secondary condition known as neuropathy. Though neuropathy attacks the entire nervous system, the damage to the optic nerves is the first to get noticed. Often, the neuropathic attack damages the retina to such an extent that the patient suffers from lifelong vision problems.

Excess glucose levels in the blood can induce neuropathy which in turn affects the organs. The digestive system is a target of neuropathy. Gas, diarrhea, constipation, and indigestion are common symptoms. Frequent urination accompanied by strong urgency is a tell-tale sign of excess blood glucose.

The abnormal composition of the blood in a diabetic situation obstructs the normal healing process to such an extent that even small cuts and bruises either take a long time to heal or do not heal at all. A small cut or injury will turn into an open wound, and if not properly cared for, may begin to fester. This is another sign of diabetes lurking around.

The symptoms are a natural follow-on to excess glucose levels in the blood. But taken individually they are fairly common symptoms which are often associated with mild conditions or mild diseases like flu. So the patient never even suspects diabetes and hence completely ignores the possibility. This leads to ignorance of the disease in the early stages.

Do you have any of these symptoms? Don't ignore these symptoms! They might be signs of diabetes! Get tested for glucose. So what if it turns out normal. That's good news! But if doesn't turn out normal then you'll thank your lucky stars that you took the right decision to take the glucose test. Because the earlier you attack this condition, the greater the possibility of a full recovery to normal. - 30540

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