Your Vision Is More Blurry Than Usual
In the early stages of diabetes, the eye lens is not focusing well because glucose builds up in the eye, which temporarily changes its shape. “You’re not going blind from diabetes,” Dr. Cypess says he assures patients. “In about six to eight weeks after your blood sugars are stabilized, you’re not going to feel it anymore; the eye will adjust.”
Your cuts and scrapes heal more slowly
The immune system and the processes that help the body heal don’t work so well when your sugar levels are high.
You’re Tired All The Time
Of course you’re exhausted every now and then. But ongoing fatigue is an important symptom to pay attention to; it might mean the food you’re eating for energy isn’t being broken down and used by cells as it’s supposed to. In many cases of type 2 diabetes, your sugar levels can be elevated for awhile, so these symptoms could come on slowly.
Your Feet Tingle
Elevated sugar levels can cause complications well before you realize you have diabetes. One of these is mild nerve damage, which can cause numbness in your feet.