Diabetes is a common condition that affects almost four million people in the UK.
It’s caused by the pancreas not producing enough of the hormone insulin.
Without enough insulin, the body struggles to convert sugar int he blood into useable energy.
You could be at risk of diabetes symptoms if you’re constantly feeling sick or vomiting.
Feeling nauseous could be one of the earliest warning signs of diabetes, said medical website Diabetes.co.uk.
It’s caused by fluctuations in blood sugar levels that confuses the body’s metabolism.
Feeling sick could even be cased by gastroparesis – where the body struggles to move food from the stomach to the intestines.
“Most, if not all of us will be familiar with the feeling of nausea, which is basically the feeling of needing to be sick, felt in the stomach area,” said Diabetes.co.uk.
“Both nausea and vomiting can be a sign of a number of underlying health conditions, including diabetes.
“When there is an issue that can affect the stomach or gastric system of their body, people can feel sick.
“As the blood glucose levels rise and fall, the body’s metabolism can get interrupted and confused which can lead to a mixed feeling of nausea.
“The side effect of a lot of drugs is a feeling of nausea, and even vomiting. Metformin, the most widely used diabetes drug, is known to have nauseating side effects.”
Nausea could also be caused by low blood pressure, added the medical website.
Hypotension tends to lead to dizziness, which can induce sickness in some people as the world spins around them.
If you’re persistently feeling sick, it’s a good idea to speak to a doctor as soon as possible.
Keep a diary of when your nausea or vomiting episodes occurred, as well as what you ate or were doing beforehand.
Other diabetes symptoms include feeling very thirsty – even after drinking -, having wounds that take longer to heal than normal, and feeling more tired than normal.
Diabetics may need to change their diet plans, take regular medication, and have regular check-ups.
Controlling blood sugar levels is crucial, as diabetes patients are more at risk of some deadly complications, including heart disease or kidney problems.
Speak to a doctor if you’re worried about the signs or symptoms of diabetes.