Type 2 symptoms:
The following symptoms occur if you have been suffering from blood sugar levels that are too high for too long
Both diabetic men and women can suffer from these infections. Yeast feeds on glucose, so if your blood sugar level is too high, it’s more than happy. These infections can develop in hot and moist places. They usually occur between fingers and toes, under the breasts, and in and around the genitals.
Healing of (knife) wounds
Over time, high blood sugar can affect blood flow and make it difficult for your body to heal wounds. This means that injuries stop bleeding and/or heal less quickly.
Pain or numbness in feet or legs
This is also the result of nerve damage.
Type 1 symptoms:
If the body cannot turn food into energy, it will burn muscle and fat instead. This means that you will lose weight and muscle mass unconsciously. At first, this is not that big of a deal, but unconscious weight loss is very bad for your health.
Nausea and vomiting
When your body starts burning fat instead of sugars, it will produce ‘ketones’. These ketones can make you feel sick and eventually make you vomit. Be careful! Ketones can accumulate to dangerous levels in the blood. This is also known as diabetic ketoacidosis, which is a life-threatening condition. The last question that must be answered is: when is it time to go to the doctor?
Contact the doctor
If you are over 45 years old, or have other risks for diabetes, it is important to be tested. If you notice the symptoms in time, you can prevent effects such as nerve damage and heart problems.
And follow the next rule if you have any doubts about calling the doctor:
• Do you feel sick, weak, and very thirsty?
• Do you often have to go to the toilet?
• Do you often have abdominal pain?
• Are you breathing deeper and faster than normal?
• Do you have sweet breath that smells like nail polish remover?