Women’s diabetes: Symptoms and treatments
How can I tell if I have diabetes? Most early symptoms come from higher than normal levels of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood. Warning signs can be so small that you won’t notice them. This is especially true of type 2 diabetes. Some people don’t realize they have the disease until they have a problem with the long-term damage caused by the disease. In this article, we’ll be discussing the symptoms of women diabetes and how to treat them.
Symptoms of women’s diabetes
Dry mouth and itchy skin
Because your body is using fluid to urinate, less water is used for other things. You may be dehydrated and your mouth may feel dry. Dry skin can make you itchy.
Having a blurry vision
Changing fluid levels in the body can cause the lens in the eye to swell. They change shape and cannot concentrate.
Urinating and drinking water more often
Normally, your body reabsorbs glucose as it passes through the kidneys. But when diabetes pushes up your blood sugar, your kidneys may not be able to bring it all back. This causes the body to produce more urine, which requires fluids. Therefore, you have to urinate more often.
Slow-healing wounds and sores
Over time, high blood sugar can affect your blood flow and cause nerve damage, making it difficult for your body to heal even the smallest wounds.
Fatigue and feeling hungry
Our body converts the food we eat into glucose, which our cells use for energy. But your cells need insulin to absorb glucose. If your body isn’t producing enough insulin or any insulin, or if your cells are resistant to the insulin your body is producing, glucose can’t get into them and you have no energy. This can make you hungrier and more tired than usual.
Treatments for women’s diabetes
Diabetes is a serious condition that you cannot treat on your own. Your doctor will help you develop a diabetes treatment plan that is right for you and that you can understand. Diabetes treatment requires a combination of medication, exercise, and diet, keeping tabs on your blood sugar levels. By paying close attention to what and when you eat, you can minimize or avoid the “seesaw effect” of rapidly changing blood sugar levels, which can require rapid changes in medication doses, especially insulin.
Eating a balanced diet is essential for people with diabetes, so work with your doctor or dietitian to create a menu plan
If you have type 1 diabetes, the timing of your insulin dose depends on activity and diet. When and how much you eat is just as important as what you eat. Typically, doctors recommend eating three small meals and three to four snacks a day to maintain the proper balance between blood sugar and insulin. A healthy balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat in your diet helps keep your blood sugar at target levels. The amount of each depends on many factors, including your weight and your personal preference. Watching your carbs and knowing how much you need to eat is the key to managing your blood sugar. If you are overweight, a low-carb, low-fat, and/or low-calorie, or Mediterranean diet may help you reach your goal weight.