As all Know the types of Diabetes Gestational, Type 2 and Type 1.
Symptoms of diabetes in women differ according to the different types.
Diabetes is a disorder that occurs when the glucose or blood sugar levels are higher than the normal range, and the body fails to produce enough insulin.
To understand what makes up the different symptoms, we should first look at the different types.
Type 1 diabetes in Women
Type 1 diabetes is known as juvenile diabetes because it usually will manifest itself when the person is a child or we can see diabetes in teenage females.
It is an autoimmune disease, which means the immune system works against the pancreatic cells, by decreasing the ability of the pancreas to produce insulin. Although it normally starts during childhood, many viral infections have also been known to cause type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms in Women
• Higher frequency of urination, usually occurring at night
• Hunger after eating heavy meals
• Unexplained irritation and mood swings
• Unquenchable thirst due to an increase in sugar levels and fluid is being absorbed from the body tissue
• Physical appearance will appear atrophied or bony
• Inability to become pregnant
Type 2 Diabetes in Women
Type 2 diabetes is also caused by the reduction of insulin produced in the pancreas, and the body not responding to insulin.
This type usually manifests itself later in life for several different reasons. Hereditary is one of the leading factors, while obesity, stress, poor diet, and sedentary lifestyles also can lead to type 2 diabetes.
Smoking and age in women over 40 are contributing risk factors for the development of diabetes. However, it is becoming more common in children under the age of 10.
Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms in Women
• Severe fatigue even after sleeping all night
• Sudden and unexplained weight loss
• Sores or injuries take longer to heal than normal
• Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
• Frequent yeast infections, bladder infections, and urinary tract infections
• Skin infections
• Blurred vision, which can lead to glaucoma
• Sudden stomach ache, nausea, and vomiting
Gestational diabetes in Women
Gestational diabetes is a condition that manifests itself during pregnancy. Pregnant women need higher levels of glucose, and when the body is unable to produce the insulin needed, gestational diabetes can develop. The condition is reversed as soon as the woman delivers the baby.
Gestational Diabetes Symptoms in Women
• A sudden increase in appetite
• Severe, constant fatigue during the day
• Nausea and queasiness
• High blood pressure
Other less common symptoms with all types of diabetes in teenage females:
Sexual dysfunction in women can occur such as
Discomfort during Sexual Intercourse,
The decrease in Sensitivity,
Unable to reach orgasm,
Loss of Vaginal Lubrication
Other physical symptoms like lethargy,
Psychological problems can be present.
These are just some of the known symptoms that affect women in diabetes. In some cases of type 2 diabetes, no symptoms appear for several years, and diabetes is only discovered because of other health issues.
Heart attacks, vision problems, and other unexplained health problems are the only reasons the diagnosis of diabetes is reached. Women over the age of 40 should be checked regularly for diabetes, especially if she is a smoker or overweight.