Diabetes means that the blood glucose or sugar levels in the body are higher than the required levels. Diabetes is also a group of metabolic diseases which results in problems in processing and producing insulin. It can affect people of any age and gender causing major trouble in their lifestyles. In some rare cases, kids are also born with diabetes. Though most of the early signs are common in men and women some signs of diabetes in women can be easily recognized.
Here are some signs of diabetes in women:
- Urinary Infections: Due to diabetes women might suffer from urinary infections. This is because of a high amount of glucose in the body can trigger the growth of fungus which results in overgrowth of yeast, therefore causing oral yeast infections and vaginal yeast infections.
- Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome: PCOS is a cause of insulin resistance found common due to female infertility and also causes irregular periods, acne, excess hair growth on the face and the body. With PCOS there is always a higher risk of developing diabetes due to a higher level of insulin present in the body.
- Dysfunction: High Blood Sugar causes diabetic neuropathy which means damage to the nerve fibers. This triggers occasional loss of feeling in different body parts including your hands, legs and your feet. It also can cause loss of feeling in the vaginal area of women.
- Blurry Vision: You might not be able to see things too clear and instead might see all things too blurry. This is because as the sugar level increases in the body fluids are formed in your eye lens.
- Injury takes more time to recover: When you get hurt when you have diabetes, your body takes a longer time to recover from injuries. This happens because, with a higher blood sugar level, it becomes easier for bacteria to grow, which causes high blood pressure and high cholesterol resulting in plaque buildup in narrow blood vessels, therefore, reducing the amount of blood supply to the injury.
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