- 1 Diabetes Fatigue and Other Symptoms
- 2 Fighting the basic symptoms of Diabetes – The Ultimate Guide
- 3 Diabetes Fatigue
Diabetes Fatigue and Other Symptoms
This guide was designed mainly for people coming to terms with their diabetes symptoms as they accept that they have the disease or that the disease is progressing. We cover exactly the implications of each side-effect, focusing on the side-effects that are less commonly questioned but still present. If you desire, skip down to the various sections of symptoms you’re dealing with to learn more.
Before we get started, here are some of the diabetes treatment programs we’ve tried and seen good success with as far as reducing/eliminating symptoms goes.
UPDATE: My Top Recommended Diabetes Treatment Program
Recommended Diabetes Treatments
1. The Diabetes Destroyer (ebook/pdf) This is a very detailed guide to getting diabetes under control, aimed at both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. It was created by David Andrews and I personally found it to be extremely informative and instructional as far as getting blood sugar levels back under control, as well as increasing energy and making diabetes overall easier to manage. It also helps you construct a diabetic diet and lifestyle to try and aleviate diabetes symptoms as best as you can naturally. The official website, which features a video presentation for more information, is http://diabetesdestroyer.com.
2. Metformin (oral pill) This is a pretty common diabetes medications that can be easy enough to pick up from your doctor. It’s designed to help control your blood sugar levels. I’ve found that this was pretty effective, but the probably is that it’s a medicine so like all medicines, eventually you run out. Being too dependent on Metformin can lead to you falling into a pitfall as far as your money goes, depending entirely on medications to try and get your symptoms under control instead of giving natural methods a solid chance.
3. The ADA Diet The ADA diet was created by the American Diabetes Association to combat diabetes symptoms, and while I think it has merit it has come under fire recently for being ineffective in many people. I still recommend you look into it though, because you never know what might work for you that didn’t work for others.
Now that you’ve seen what works to fight symptoms, time for us to get into the symptoms of diabetes themselves.
Fighting the basic symptoms of Diabetes – The Ultimate Guide
Perhaps the most common form of disease in humans is Diabetes which is characterized by high blood sugar levels in the body over a long period of time. It is considered to be an insulin deficiency syndrome where either the body (specifically pancreas) does not produce enough insulin or the cells lose their ability to respond to the insulin produced which is in turn responsible for controlling sugar levels in blood.
Diabetes mellitus, or simply Diabetes, can cause serious complications in our body leading to strokes, chronic kidney failure and can even prove to be fatal if left untreated. While these can be categorized among the long-term complications, acute complications include diabetic ketoacidosis and nonketotic hyperosmolar coma. The former is defined as a condition in which the body starts burning fatty acids and produces acidic ketone bodies due to shortage of insulin which leads to severe complications ultimately leading to untimed death.
Nonketotic hyperosmolar coma is different from diabetic ketoacidosis in terms of fat burning and rather leads to acute dehydration followed by coma and finally death. Diabetes can be branched into three types in terms of cause and symptoms. Type 1 diabetes is caused by the failure of pancreas to produce enough insulin for the body while Type 2 diabetes results from the unresponsive nature of cells towards insulin.
Both of these types can be branched into hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia which are characterized by very low blood glucose level and very high blood glucose level, respectively. The third type known as gestational diabetes occurs mostly in pregnant woman without a diabetic history. When diabetes assumes bigger role in degrading our body, immediate medical attention is required to prevent any possibility of terminal illness.
However if detected during the first stages through some basic symptoms, it can easily be fought off by following certain precautions and counter-measures that have been prescribed by doctors and researchers all over the world. We shall now discuss about these symptoms and how to prevent them individually in order to prevent diabetes in the long run.
One of the classic symptoms of diabetes mellitus is diabetes fatigue which causes excessive tiredness and exhaustion. Although fatigue can be caused by both hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia, the source of cause is a bit different. When fatigue is caused due to low glucose levels it results in lack of enough energy to perform a task, i.e. the cells do not get to work well with the low sugar level. On the other hand when fatigue is caused by high glucose levels in the blood, it results in preventing the cells from getting enough nutrients and oxygen for metabolism as high sugar level slows down blood circulation. Stress can be also be the cause of diabetes fatigue as it leads to increase in blood glucose level, may cause inflammation and can even trigger increase in heart rate which makes the heart work more leading to exhaustion. However it can controlled and prevented. The first step lies in treating your diabetes by eating healthy foods and fruits that are low on sugar but high on other essential nutrients. Also having proper sleep and regular short naps can lower down the very cause of fatigue. Reducing stress and having regular tea can also be considered as prompt measures for fatigue treatment.
Diabetes has been known to cause nausea due to abnormal glucose levels in the blood. Nausea can be characterized as some irritation or uneasiness in the stomach which may lead to vomiting. In order to prevent diabetes nausea one needs to drink fluids having enough carbohydrates in order to keep the body metabolism running as well as to prevent dehydration which is often associated with nausea. However acute diabetes nausea is caused by diabetic ketoacidosis which requires immediate medical attention and if left untreated may lead to coma and finally death as mentioned before. It is thus advisory to perform an insulin check every 3-4 hours along with a ketone level test to ensure that the levels are not crossed. And if unfortunately it happens then seeking the help of a doctor and getting admitted to the hospital is the best you can do to keep yourself safe from complications.
Diabetes Hair Loss
One shocking diabetes indicator is diabetes hair loss which is known to be caused mainly due to Type 2 diabetes. When the insulin in our body isn’t used effectively as it should, it leads to increase in the blood sugar levels. This inadvertently causes damage to the blood vessels which carry important nutrients throughout the body for nourishment. With the same reason in effect, the blood vessels fail to carry enough oxygen to the hair follicles leading to their malnourishment and as a result our scalp starts losing hair due to abnormal growth cycle. It has also been recorded that hair loss doesn’t only occur from our scalp, but we may also lose facial hairs and even hair under arms. Diabetes can also cause another hair loss disease known as alopecia areata which causes patches of hair loss instead of complete loss. Adjusting diet, taking proper medicines and intaking biotins can regularize the blood flow and lessen the damage caused to the hair follicles. The hormonal imbalance caused by diabetes can lead to hair loss during pregnancy but it can be prevented by seeking medical attention. Also the drugs prescribed for treating diabetes should be monitored because they can also be the reason behind the diabetes hair loss.
Diabetes early symptoms
As we have discussed above, diabetes can be initially treated during the first stages by taking care of the diabetes early symptoms. If you experience fatigue, nausea, hair loss and some other uneasiness then you might consider giving a thorough check-up of your blood sugar levels in order to make sure that they are within the prescribed levels. It should always be considered that treating the diabetes early symptoms is the key to prevent the harmful effects and sever complications of diabetes. It is thus rightly said, Prevention is better than cure.
If you want to take another look at our recommending treatments to fight off these symptoms, scroll back up to the top of this guide and take a look at our recommended symptom treatments. Otherwise, we wish you luck in your new war – at least now you’ll be fighting with knowledge (and knowing is half the battle)!