Diabetes misdiagnosis is unfortunately quite common and the effects of misdiagnosis or late diagnosis can be serious and life threatening. Diabetes, if left untreated, can lead to serious consequences, causing damage to a wide range of your body’s organs and tissues – including your heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves which can leave you with lifelong disability.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that acts like a key to let glucose from the food we eat pass from the blood stream into the cells in the body to produce energy.
According to World Health Organization, diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.
Between 2000 and 2016, there was a 5% increase in premature mortality from diabetes. In 2019, an estimated 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes. Another 2.2 million deaths were attributable to high blood glucose in 2012.
Diabetes (pancreas disorder) is a silent killer. A person can have it for many years without knowing because the symptoms are not always obvious and while at it, damage to your organs, tissues and nerves continues. It is indeed a scourge that inflicts untold suffering on its victims.
The warning signs can be so mild that you don’t notice them, especially with type 2 diabetes. Some people don’t find out they have it until they get problems from long-term damage caused by the disease. With type 1 diabetes, the symptoms usually happen quickly, in a matter of days or a few weeks
Diabetes (pancreas issues) symptoms to watch out for even if you have normal blood sugar:
- Blurred vision
- Weakness on one side of your body
- Unexplained Weight loss
- Increased thirst, Hunger
- Weakness, Dizziness, tired feeling
- Frequent urination
- Dry mouth and itchy skin
- Slow-healing wounds, cuts and sores
- Headaches, seizures
- Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
- Impotence or erectile dysfunction
- Frequent unexplained infections
- Cramp in the muscles of your legs or feet
- Irritability, nervousness
- Weakness or shaking
- Numbness in mouth or tongue
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after the entire diabetes test you did proved normal with other test. Please seek for accurate pancreas comprehensive organs scan to know the state of your pancreas because even with normal blood sugar level you may still have a pancreas disorder which can cause the same symptoms as diabetes.
As a matter of fact, we have diagnosed many patients in such situation to detect exactly the root cause of their issue.