6. Losing Weight
So this is an odd one, considering being overweight is a risk for developing diabetes, and possibly one of the reasons it is overlooked. Losing weight unexpectedly, without changing your eating plan or exercise routine is one of the silent symptoms of diabetes. We often feel so excited about the weight loss we don’t think to look further. However, weight loss comes from two things where diabetes is concerned. Firstly it’s a result of losing water from excessive urinating and secondly, your body doesn’t absorb all the calories from the food you eat. They usually end up in your urine or in your bloodstream. If diabetes is diagnosed correctly and you start controlling your blood sugar you might gain some weight as a result of your blood sugar levels being more balanced.
The misconception of this symptom is due to social viewing of the weight loss process. In addition to this, many people don’t even have basic anatomic knowledge. Instead of questioning the reason for the weight loss, people get very excited. Another reason for weight loss is the lack of insulin. The body uses this hormone to break down sugar into fuel for your cells. When insulin can’t do its job, the body starts breaking down protein from your muscles. This condition may last for a long time if not treated. So, if you feel that you’ve been losing weight for no reason, don’t panic. Think rationally and try to think of a reason why it may be happening. If you cannot think of one, see your doctor. He should help you resolve the problem in no time. It’s better to be safe and sorry, especially in the case of such a serious condition like diabetes.