Various studies have shown that about 25 percent of people with type 2 diabetes don’t even know they have it. This is really sad because the longer you go without controlling diabetes, the greater your risk for heart disease, kidney disease and other serious complications.
Below are 7 silent signs you might have diabetes
1. You urinate more
Pay attention to how often you urinate daily because it could signal whether you have diabetes or not. If you find yourself urinating more often especially at night, you could have diabetes.
2. You get thirsty more often
Another silent sign that reveals if you have diabetes is how often you get thirsty. If you find yourself getting thirstier than usual, it could signal you have diabetes.
3. Weight loss
I know you might be surprised weight loss is among the signs considering the fact that being overweight is a risk factor for diabetes. The weight loss comes from water and calories lost from excessive urination.
4. You are always tired
Being tired always is another sign that reveals you might have diabetes. If you notice frequent tiredness, please don’t forget to see a doctor.
5. You get moody easily
If you notice yourself getting moody easily, it could just be a sign that you have diabetes. Your blood sugar being out of control can make you get moody easily.
6. Cuts take longer to heal
If you notice your cuts take longer to heal, it could just be a sign you have diabetes. The high sugar levels disrupts the immune system making your cuts heal more slowly.
7. Reoccurring yeast and urinary tract infections
If you have reoccurring yeast and urinary tract infections, it could signal you have diabetes. High levels of sugar in the urine can make your privates become a breeding ground for the bacteria that cause these infections.