7 symptoms of diabetes you can’t ignore

Diabetes is a disease that influences 371 million people worldwide, and 187 of them aren’t even aware they have this disease, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). As if the disease wasn’t dangerous enough, living life with diabetes without it being diagnosed is extremely dangerous.

Here are 7 serious signals for diabetes that everyone should know:

Increased thirst
Do you wake up in the middle of the night with dry mouth? Do you crave water every few minutes? Even though it is healthy to consume a good amount of water every day, the increased need of water is actually a symptom named polydipsia.

When you have diabetes, your body builds up excessive amounts of sugar (glucose) in your blood. Your kidneys are forced to work overtime and if they cant keep up, the excessive sugar ends up in your urine. This often leads to increased urination, which makes you lose more fluids and therefore have an increased need for water.

Spots on your skin
Another reason to check your skin every day for irregularities. If you find dark spots on your skin that look like they are growing of multiplying, immediately consult your doctor seeing as this is a sign of diabetes.

On the next page you will find more symptoms of diabetes you can’t ignore