Diabetes has the potential to affect all of the different parts of the body. That is why it is crucial to know about the manifestations of diabetes and how to prevent them. Dealing with the disease is hard enough without having to take care of further complications. Keeping blood sugar levels on target and exercising are two things that will further manifestations of diabetes.


Clinical Manifestations of Diabetes


The clinical manifestations of diabetes should not be ignored. Prolonged elevated of blood sugars without treatment will lead to further complications in the future. Increased urination and extreme thirst are two symptoms that manifest themselves in diabetes. Others include fatigue, numbness of the hands and feet, and the poor healing are also symptoms that tend to present themselves.


Manifestations of Diabetes Mellitus


There are many manifestations of diabetes mellitus which occur overtime that involve many parts of the body. Skin, neurological, and musculoskeletal manifestations are a few examples of the problems that this disease can lead to. Exercising over 30 minutes a day and keeping a healthy diet are crucial in preventing the manifestations of complications. Keeping regular check-ups and diabetes testing are also important.

A person must be comfortable enough with their doctor to talk thoroughly with them regularly. You should be open with their doctors enough to discuss diet plans, exercise regiments, and medications, and doctors should be receptive and take time to discuss these issues with you. It is also important to discuss even the smallest of sores and seek treatment because a diabetic’s immune system is not up to par and infections can occur easily.


Cutaneous Manifestations of Diabetes


Almost all diabetes patients will eventually develop some kind of cutaneous manifestation (skin complication) from the disease. Infections are most common in type 2 diabetes, and autoimmune-related lesions are more common in type 1. Skin lesions may also cause secondary infections as well. Medications used for the treatment of diabetes may also have side effects that cause skin manifestations as well. Finally, in patients that have had the disease long-term often develop the most devastating skin problems (CCJM.org, 2012). If any skin manifestations occur, it is important to speak to your physician about them as soon as possible.


Diabetes Neurological Manifestations


Diabetes neurological manifestations are some of the most vital manifestations to occur in any diseases. They should not be taken lightly because they often lead to amputation, blindness, and other serious problems. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common type of nerve damage linked to diabetes. Common symptoms of this type of nerve damage include:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling sensations
  • Burning sensations
  • Insensitivity to pain
  • Needle-like jabs of pain
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Loss of balance
  • Loss of coordination