9 Early Symptoms of Diabetes to Recognize for a Timely Diagnosis

8. Increased hunger

9 Early Symptoms of Diabetes to Recognize for a Timely Diagnosis

Excessive hunger (polyphagia), together with the increased thirst and urination mentioned above, make up the 3 major signs of diabetes. If your body doesn’t produce enough (or any) insulin or if it doesn’t respond to it the normal way, it can’t convert food into the glucose that your cells use for energy. And that causes increased hunger that doesn’t go away after eating. In fact, eating only makes the blood sugar even higher.

If you keep eating but your hunger persists, you may need to consult your physician, even if you seemingly don’t have any other symptoms of diabetes.

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