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There are many symptoms of high blood sugar, but there are 5 unusual signs of high blood sugar .. you should not ignore them.
Diabetes symptoms can go unnoticed for years in their early stages, because the signs of high blood sugar don’t necessarily make you feel ill.
Having diabetes increases the risk of some serious medical conditions, including heart disease and strokes.
And if you show any of the major warning signs of diabetes, you should speak to your doctor immediately.
Aside from the more common symptoms, there are a number of “unusual” signs that you should look out for, according to the Healthline medical website.
Some diabetics may find that their breath smells fruity, caused by diabetic ketoacidosis.
And in the absence of insulin, the body begins to break down fat cells for energy. But this process produces an acid – known as ketones – as a by-product.
Constant itching is a lesser known symptom of diabetes, and it is caused by nerve damage.
And high blood sugar has a direct effect on the nerve fibers in the body – not in a good way.
Nerve damage usually affects the hands and feet, but can actually develop anywhere on the body.
As a result, the body’s natural reaction is to start itching in areas affected by nerve damage.
The medical site warned that high blood sugar could reduce the flow of saliva in the mouth.
While it is normal to occasionally suffer from a dry mouth, you should speak to a doctor if it continues to occur, without an apparent cause.
Type 2 diabetics may develop some form of sexual dysfunction, including impotence.
It is caused by high blood sugar that damages blood vessels.
Dark skin patches
Some diabetics may find that they develop dark, velvety patches of skin. These patches can spread all over the body or into specific folds of skin. It is a condition known as acanthosis nigricans, and it is more common around the neck.
The spots develop because high levels of insulin in the blood can cause skin cells to multiply faster than usual.