Usually there may be no symptoms at all.. So instead of waiting for the day to come when the problem comes and it is necessary to take treatment ,it is always better to get done. Random blood sugar and other investigations once you cross the age of 40 yrs. Other investigations include ECG, Blood pressure measurement from qualified experienced MD General Medicine doctor.
2 Patient of diabetes frequently feels thirsty (polydipsia), so he frequently drinks water. People working in his office,any other profession start commenting on him. Initial comments may be such that this individual is very hard working ,so he feels thirsty frequently. But as we know people speak something and something else is going on in their mind. But when the problem exceeds the certain limit the individual is asked to consult a doctor.
3 Polyphagia – In this the diet of the individual is increased. Usually we have our own judgement ,but when even without doing much work we feel more hungry than usual this should alert us and we should consult a qualified and experienced MD General Medicine specialist doctor .
The reason of polyphagia is that in Diabetes either there is low production of insulin or inability of the body cells to utilize blood glucose as the cells become resistant to insulin. Insulin is necessary for the uptake of the glucose by the body cells. So in both the cases the uptake of glucose into the cells is decreased ,so the individual individual feels much hungry.
4-Polyuria –As the intake of water is increased, due to increasing thirst, the urine output naturally increases. So when all these 3 things are increased it should alarm the concerned individual. Whenever such an individual consults an MD General Medicine doctor initially only Random blood sugar is advised. If it turns high then only fasting blood sugar and Post prandial (PP) blood sugar is advised
Such individual should seek advice from an experienced and qualified MD General Medicine doctor as early diagnosis and treatment prevents further complications.
5 In a normal individual whenever a wound occurs ,after some days a scab formation followed by skin formation is there, but in case of diabetes patient the wound remains raw for quite long periods of time, however high antibiotics are taken and however well dressings are given -these things go in favour of diabetes, but treatment is not started unless blood sugar level crosses 200 mg/dl.
6 Fatigue– An individual of diabetes easily gets exhausted. He finds it difficult to do too much hard work.
7-Blurrring of vision When a person has blurring of vision along with ophthalmic check up, testing random blood sugar also becomes essential.
8 Giddiness -All the above mentioned symptoms may not be there ,but even if giddiness is there alone or combined along with any of these above mentioned symptoms random blood sugar, ECG, blood pressure evaluation, and neurologist consultation is required. For types of diabetes pl click on the link given below https://healthuseful.com/types-of-diabetes/