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The Warning Signs Of Diabetes That Most Doctors Do Not Know

Diabetes is a disease that is becoming more prevalent in the world and in France and should not be taken lightly. Some unknown symptom...

Signs Of Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that is becoming more prevalent in the world and in France and should not be taken lightly. Some unknown symptoms for most people and sometimes even health staff can help to recognize this disease. In France, according to the Institut de veille sanitaire, 3.3 million people are affected by diabetes, or 5% of the population. The exact causes of diabetes remain little known, but it is important to know how to recognize early symptoms of the disease and especially how to avoid it.

Knowing how to recognize the disease as soon as possible can help combat its harmful effects on the body. However some symptoms are still unknown for most of the population. This article will help you recognize warning signs and help prevent illness.

Diabetes signs most unknown

1. Constant itching 

Constant itching should not be taken lightly. Diabetes impairs blood circulation, and you may end up with dry skin which can be itchy. If despite the use of a moisturizer the itching does not go away, it is best that you consult a doctor.

2. Deterioration of the skin

Dark, thick spots may appear on the neck and elbow due to, among other things, hyperglycemia. According to the dermatologist Sanjiv Saini, when the insulin level is high in the body, it promotes the growth of skin cells, and increases the melanin (biological pigment responsible for the coloring of the skin) which causes the appearance dark spots.

3. Progressive loss of hearing

A study conducted by the National Institute of Health confirmed that people with higher blood glucose than normal most often have hearing damage, this is due to increased blood sugar, which damages the blood vessels and the nerves of the inner ear.

Other common and known symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Excessive thirst (polydipsia)
  • Significant secretion of urine (polyuria)
  • Permanent hunger
  • Impaired vision
  • Significant unexplained weight loss
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Excessively slow healing
  • Tingling and loss of sensation in the hands and feet.

To help you regulate your blood sugar levels, here are some actions that doctors recommend on a daily basis.

Practical advice against diabetes

1. Watch your diet
  • Avoid snacking and minimize the consumption of dietary fat (nutrition experts recommend consuming less than 7% of daily calories in the form of saturated fatty acids.), Alcoholic and sweet drinks.
  • Also enrich your fiber diet by eating foods such as wholemeal bread, pear, apple, prunes, figs or dates.

2. Practice sports
  • Experts recommend regular physical activity. You must do at least thirty minutes of moderate intensity exercise a day, according to the WHO. Exercise improves the passage of glucose in the muscle and helps reduce insulin doses. Walking, biking, jogging, or swimming are preventive and curative sports activities of diabetes.
  • Before starting a sports activity, it is essential to check your blood sugar or consult your doctor to better adapt your activity to your state of health.

3. Watch over your psychological environment
  • Your body responds to your psychological state. Stress for example causes the release of certain hormones such as adrenaline, norepinephrine, growth hormone and cortisol, which cause a rise in blood sugar.
  • You must also take care of your family problems and pay attention to your daily work pace.