Number of adults diagnosed with diabetes reaches 422 million worldwide, with fastest increases in low and middle income countries. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that affects the way your body handles glucose in the blood. Also, there are a number of people who have prediabetes, meaning that the blood glucose is not normal, but not high enough to be diabetes yet.
In this article you will learn about the earliest symptoms which can indicate your risk of diabetes.
Here are the surprising early symptoms of diabetes:
Anxiety and itching sensation
If you notice that your skin becomes dull and itchy, it may be an early sign of diabetes. This occurs due to the poor blood circulation caused by diabetes. If the moisturizers don`t seem to help, you should consult your doctor and check your blood circulation.
Your Skin Looks Bad
As we age, our skin normally loses its natural fresh looks and wrinkles begin to appear. However, if you notice dark stains on the skin around your knees, ankles and back part of your neck, it may be a sign of diabetes.
These dark stains are caused by a condition called acanthosis nigricans which is in close relation to increase glucose levels in the blood.
Hearing loss can be caused by the so-called pre-diabetes condition, according to a study conducted by the National Health Institute.
Pre-diabetes is characterized by higher blood sugar levels and reduced hearing by 30%.
The study has showed that diabetes damages the blood vessels and nerves in the ear which results in impaired hearing. So, if you constantly increase the TV volume, consult your doctor.
Improved or Worsened Vision
High blood sugar levels may also make you remove your glasses in order to read something.
Also, if you notice that your vision is worsening, it may also be a sign of diabetes. Consult your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms.