5. You’re Feeling More Tired Than Usual
Feeling fatigued is a common body response for most diseases, so by itself, feeling more tired than normal doesn’t necessarily mean you have diabetes. Still, it’s something you need to pay attention to.
At the initial stage, you want to sleep the whole day and don’t want to get out of your bed. This is because, during diabetes, there is an excess of sugar (i.e., energy), but the body is unable to use it. Sounds weird, right? This is what happens: When you have diabetes, you have an excess in glucose in your body, but the cells are incapable of utilizing the glucose as the receptors are malfunctioning.
4. Excessive Hunger May Also Mean Diabetes
Excessive hunger and fatigue have almost the same cause. Your body has excess glucose, but the cells are unable to capture it to utilize, so the cells will constantly message your brain to activate the hunger center to make you feel hungry.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: hunger is common, and it doesn’t necessarily mean you have diabetes. So, when should you worry? There’s really isn’t an exact way for you to know on your own, but if you’re feeling hungrier than usual, even if you already ate what you usually eat, then it’s recommended that you visit your doctor. Again, it may not mean you have diabetes, but you may have a different disease.
3. Your Vision Might Get Blurry
As explained earlier, everything’s related. By now, you already know that increased blood glucose causes an increase in fluid withdrawal from tissues, and the same happens in the eyes.
Basically, what happens is that the lens of your eye is a fluid-filled transparent balloon. As the fluid is drawn from the lens, it shrinks and loses its ability to focus on things in the field of vision. This causes the vision to be blurred.
Another reason for the blurred vision is the formation of vessels on the eye’s retina, disturbing the normal function and causing blurred vision. If you have symptoms of blurred vision, you should immediately consult your doctor. Again, it may not be diabetes per se, but it’s always good to do regular checkups.