Glucose in the blood starts to rise when there is not sufficient insulin or when the insulin is not working properly. When glucose rises higher than 180 mg/dl, glucose begins to flow into the urine and make it sweet. When glucose is spilling into the urine that is not a good situation. Among other things, that means that the kidneys are not doing their job effectively. This also means that short-term complications are almost imminent.
The following list highlights common early symptoms of diabetes and how they appear. One or more of the following symptoms may be occurring when diabetes is suspected.
- Weight loss: The builder hormone insulin is usually lacking when people experience unexplained weight loss. As a result the body begins to break down. Loss of muscle tissue being very apparent. This occurs so quickly because some of the muscle converts into glucose even though the glucose cannot get into the cells. It simply passes out of the body in the urine. Fat tissue breaks down into small fat particles that can provide an alternate source of energy. As glucose is lost and the body breaks down, weight loss is almost certain. Amazingly however, most people with diabetes are heavy as opposed to being skinny.
- Fatigue: Without sufficient insulin, glucose cannot enter fat or muscle cells. This is critical because these cells depend on insulin to act as a key. Without this key, glucose cannot be used as fuel to move muscles or expedite the many other chemical reactions that have to take place to produce energy. A person coping with Sonus Complete diabetes often complains about fatigue when insulin levels are inadequate. Just the opposite occurs when treatment allows glucose to enter the cells again.
- Blurry vision: Once glucose levels shift from normal to abnormally high, the lens of the eye swells because of water intake. Swelling prevents the eye from focusing light at the correct place and blurring is the result.
- Extreme hunger: Despite all the glucose floating around in the blood stream, those dealing with diabetes feel hungry because the glucose cannot get into the cells of the muscles to provide energy.
- Frequent urination and thirst: More urine in the bladder makes you feel the need to urinate more frequently. The reason? More glucose in the urine draws more water out of your blood, so more urine forms. When the water in the blood decreases, you feel thirsty and drink a whole lot more.
- Ongoing vaginal infection among women: Women with diabetes often complain of burning and itching, including odor and discharge. The reason for this is because as blood glucose rises, all the fluids in your body contain higher levels of glucose. This includes sweat and body secretions. Bacteria and fungi thrive in this high glucose environment.