The most usual symptoms of diabetes type 2 are frequently bathroom visits, haze in the hands and the feet and voracious thirst. Yet, there are other hidden and silent symptoms that are pointing in sugar level issues. In this article you will learn about 3 unexpected symptoms of diabetes.
Loud and often snoring
Osama Hamdy, MD, director of inpatient diabetes management at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston states that approximately half of type 2 patients are experiencing sleep-disarrayed breathing. If you notice loud snoring through the night or daytime sleepiness, you should check your sugar levels. According to a study that took place in Canada, 23% of patients are diagnosed with moderate or mild stiffing (sleep apnea) which is a usual sleep disarray, are having a risk from diagnosing diabetes in 5 ½ years. The link between this two conditions is not yet clear, but there is certainly one relation. Because of the sleep-disarrayed breathing, stress hormones are released while we sleeping which are increasing the blood sugar levels.
Unpleasant skin changes
The skin changes are showing you that there is a problem with your blood sugar levels. If some dark blemishes are appearing on the folds of your skin, usually on the elbows, joints or the back of the neck, you should test your sugar levels because this is a symptom of high sugar levels. According to Sanjiy Saini, MD, a dermatologist in Egarwater, Maryland, despite the skin disarray (acanthosis nigricans) could be related with genetics or hormonal conditions, they can be a symptom of increased blood sugar levels too. He said that increased insulin amounts are stimulating the growth of skin cells and melanin, which is a pigment in the cells and gives the dark color of the blemishes. He also states that the test may prove that the patient is already facing diabetes or it will just point that the sugar levels are increased, which means that the patient has some risk of diagnosing diabetes. With losing at least 10 pounds the patient will reduce the blood sugar levels, or the dermatologist can use a laser therapy or topical retina A in order to treat it.
You shouldn’t be ashamed to visit your doctor if you are experiencing constant scratching. It is very possible that it is related with diabetes. As a matter of fact, diabetes decreases the circulation which is causing dryness and itchiness of the skin. Dr. Baum states that some of his newly diagnosed patients are saying that they are experiencing itchiness on their extremities-hands, lower legs and feet, so he recommends that the doctors should consider the relation between itchiness and other symptoms. In case you are experiencing constant scratching and you can’t help yourself with a moisturizer, you should visit your doctor as soon as possible.
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