Diabetes Symptoms Men & Women

Diabetes symptoms men and women experience are quite similar. For both men and women, diabetes has a well-earned reputation for sneaking up with no warning symptoms at all. By the time we notice symptoms, the disease may have had a good head start at causing damage to our bodies. Don’t put out the welcome mat for diabetes: keep your weight in a healthy range through regular exercise and good eating habits and don’t let diabetes get a foot in the door!

Diabetic Symptoms Type 1

The diabetic symptoms Type 1 diabetic patients experience are similar to other forms of the disease, but the ‘mechanics’ of the illness are a bit different. In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin altogether. This usually happens during childhood or in young adults. This is why sometimes you will hear Type 1 referred to as ‘juvenile’ diabetes. Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes include constant thirst, frequent urination, being hungrier than usual (especially right after a meal), and blurry eyesight. A strong clue is weight loss -definitely an unexpected development in growing children and youth.

Diabetes Symptoms Type 2

The diabetes symptoms Type 2 diabetics notice include constant thirst, frequent urination, hunger, blurry eyesight, and losing weight without trying. Women with frequent, recurring vaginal yeast infections should have their blood glucose tested. Sexual problems such as dryness or pain on intercourse may also be clues to the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Men may experience erectile dysfunction.

Juvenile Diabetes Symptoms

It’s important to be on the lookout for juvenile diabetes symptoms, especially if there is someone in the immediate family who has Type 1 diabetes. Healthy children are full of energy and brimming with curiosity and enthusiasm. If your child is lethargic or lacks interest in the usual activities, this could be a sign that blood sugar levels are off target. Other symptoms common across all forms of diabetes also apply to Type 1: constant thirst (not just that extra drink of water to stay up later at night), frequent urination, being hungry all the time or right after a meal (not always out of character for adolescent males), blurry eyesight, or losing weight deserve prompt investigation by your family health practitioner.

Gestational Diabetes Symptoms

Gestational diabetes symptoms may be hard to detect. If you are younger than 25 and overweight before you become pregnant, you have a higher risk of gestational diabetes. One diabetic pregnancy increases the risk of a second. Be on the lookout for the symptoms of constant thirst, frequent urination (especially before your baby is large enough to be putting pressure on your bladder), constant hunger, or weight loss. Always report any unusual symptoms you are experiencing to your health care practitioner promptly.



Diabetes in Men

Diabetes in men carries a much more severe risk of permanent damage, than it does for women who also suffer with disease. More than 12 million men have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, not to mention the hundreds of thousands to even millions more that go undiagnosed, because they do not go for proper screening and treatment.