Diabetes Symptoms

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How do I know if what I am feeling are diabetes symptoms? This is one of the most common questions we receive at Life with Diabetes. There are some common symptoms that are associated with diabetes, however it is important to consult your doctor as soon as you have a concern that you are pre-diabetic or diabetic.

Frequent Urination/Thirst

One of the most common diabetes symptoms is frequent urination. This happens because as your glucose levels increase, the glucose in your urine draws additional water from the blood causing more urine to form. This cycle will make you have to urinate more frequently. This can be very disturbing as you try to get adequate rest at night or perform your daily job requirements. In addition, this also leads to a second diabetes symptom that is very common, thirst. As your body pulls water out of your blood, you in turn become thirstier and drink more and more fluids. So a cycle forms of you drinking more fluids and in turn your body making more urine.


Diabetes Symptoms and Fatigue

Another one of diabetes symptoms that is very common is fatigue. As your body struggles to get the proper amount of insulin it needs for glucose to enter your muscle and fat cells, you may begin to experience fatigue. If you all of sudden get extremely tired in the middle of the day or when you have not eaten on your normal meal schedule, you may be experiencing fatigue. Extreme fatigue may cause some people to require naps during the day. If you are taking frequent naps and find yourself still tired, you may be experiencing the diabetes symptom of fatigue. Fatigue can be extremely debilitating and is usually resolved quickly once insulin levels are stabilized. If you are experiencing any of these common diabetes symptoms, contact your doctor immediately for a check up.


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