Usually speaking, diabetes makes you gain weight, but weight loss is also a symptom. When you lose sugar by frequently urinating, you also lose calories. This is mostly the case when you have type 1 diabetes.
When you get a wound and it doesn’t heal quickly, be mindful that a slower healing time is a common symptom of diabetes. Doctors found that infections occur more often when you suffer from diabetes, even though there is not a lot of research to tell us why. It could be that high blood sugar levels weakens you natural healing process and your ability to fight infections. Among women, bladder and vaginal infections are often common.
Diabetes can hold on to the sugars in your food in order to reach the cells which leads to constant hunger. This sign combined with loss of calories through urine can lead to weight loss. It can also give you extreme hunger, without your body getting a full feeling which causes you to gain weight again.
Excessive sugar in your blood can lead to nerve damage. This can lead to tingling and loss of feeling in you hands and feet, just like pain in your arms, hands, legs and feet.
This is also known as pruritus and with diabetes it is usually caused by bad or irregular blood flow. When itching is caused by bad blood flow, like with diabetes, you will most likely feel it in your legs and feet. Using lotion can help relieving this irritation.