Diabetes: 5 signs that must alert

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Diabetes: 5 signs that must alert

Feeling thirsty

To get rid of excess sugar in the blood, the body rejects some of it through more frequent urine. Then comes dehydration that causes an exaggerated thirst.


Itching is quite common in diabetics. This pruritus results from an injury of the nervous system, which generates feelings of burning, irritation and tingling.

Fatigue and sleepiness

People with diabetes have high levels of sugar in the blood that do not circulate in the cells. As a result, the body will run out of energy and the diabetic may feel very weak.

Snoring and sleep apnea

Although commonplace, snoring can be at the root of many pathologies, more or less dangerous. In diabetics, especially those who are overweight, sleep apnea is common. The patients' breathing then stops during the night, causing respiratory problems and snoring.

Abundant perspiration

When the blood sugar falls sharply, it often results in cold sweats or heavy sweating, especially at night. To fight against the lack of sugar, the body then secretes substances like adrenaline and norepinephrine that cause perspiration.

If you think you are concerned, talk to your doctor. He will prescribe a blood test to measure your blood glucose level.

* Source: The Institute of Health Surveillance (IVS)

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