Diabetes – Symptoms, Types, Treatment and More

Diabetes and Symptoms

This is a metabolic disease which results from accumulated amounts of sugar (glucose) in the blood. The hormone insulin allows for movement of sugar into the blood cells for immediate usage and storage. Diabetes mellitus occurs when the body is not able to effectively produce insulin or is not able to make use of the available hormone. High blood sugar in the bloodstream may lead to damage of the eyes, nerves, kidneys and other organs.

General signs include frequent urination, blurry vision, loss of weight, fatigue, increased thirst and hunger.

Some specific symptoms in men include low sex drive, lack of muscle strength and erectile dysfunction [1]. Symptoms in women are urinary tract infection, itchy and dry skin, dryness of the vagina and yeast infections [2].