Diabetes detection without analysis
Diabetes symptoms vary depending on the percentage and amount of sugar present in the bloodstream. Some people with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes may not have any symptoms, but in type 1 diabetes, the symptoms of diabetes may develop significantly and may be dangerous.
Here are the most prominent signs and symptoms that help detect diabetes without a laboratory test:
There are some common signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes that may help in the process of detecting diabetes without analysis, and they include the following:
Urinating a lot and frequently.
Feeling thirsty often.
Frequent feeling of hunger, knowing that you have eaten at the same time you feel hungry.
Constant fatigue and exhaustion.
Very slow healing of cuts and bruises.
If you notice one of the following, chances are you have type 1 diabetes:
Unplanned weight loss, when your body does not get sugar, the body may resort to burning fats and proteins to get energy, and this of course means losing weight even if your diet does not change.
The feeling of nausea, when the cells of the body resort to burning fats to obtain energy, as a result of this burning the body produces compounds called ketones, and when these compounds accumulate in the body, they may reach a dangerous and life-threatening extent, and their rise leads to a permanent feeling of nausea.
There are also complications of type 2 diabetes that may indicate infection and help in detecting diabetes without analysis:
Slow healing of wounds.
The feeling of itching, especially in the groin and vaginal area.
Recurrent fungal infection.
Increase in weight.
Changes in the color of the skin so that it becomes darker than before, especially in the armpits, neck, and groin areas, and this condition is called acanthosis nigricans.
Numbness in the extremities, hands and feet.
Impotence and weak erections in men.
Regarding the high levels and rates of sugar during pregnancy, it may not have any signs or symptoms, but it is possible for a pregnant woman to feel more thirsty than normal and to urinate more than usual.
The appearance of these symptoms does not obviate the need for a laboratory analysis, as diabetes cannot be detected without a medical analysis and a specialist doctor’s diagnosis.