How To Recognize Symptoms Of Diabetes 2


More than 95% of the people who suffer from diabetes have diabetes that can be categorised as type 2. In type 2 diabetes, the cells in the body either do not recognise the insulin hormone that is present in the body or do not produce enough hormones that are necessary for the body as opposed to type 1 diabetes where there is no insulin production at all.

Diabetes can be a life threatening condition if left untreated and hence if you experience the signs of diabetes, you must definitely undergo tests to rule out or confirm the possibility and ensure long term health of the body. There are some sure cut ways to recognise type 2 diabetic conditions in people. Read on.

1 Thirst

Diabetic patients will have high amounts of sugar in the blood. This leads to uncontrollable thirst. The thirst will be such that drinking enough water will not help. Watch out for such excessive thirst and need to drink water as it could be a warning that you have type 2 diabetes.

2 Constant Urge To Empty Bladder

This is the result of drinking abnormal amounts of water due to thirst. Drinking more water will make you urinate frequently. This can in turn cause dehydration of the body and will make you drink more water. The process of drinking water and urination will continue until the diabetes is taken care of.

3 Fatigue

Fatigue is a very common symptom associated with type 2 diabetes. It is the high amounts of sugar in the body and the dehydration due to excess loss of water that leads to feelings of fatigue that the person can experience any time of the day without any cause. This can happen even if you have got rest and slept well.

4 Blurry Vision

Many diabetics have caused permanent damage to their optic nerves because they did not take the symptoms seriously and diagnose the condition on time. Blurred vision appears when the body becomes dehydrated and tries to extract fluid from various tissue parts. This would include the lens of the eyes which are always moist. Long term exposure to diabetes will lead to permanent damage of optic nerves in the eyes and partial or total blindness with the passage of time.

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5 Infections And Slow Healing Time

When you have diabetes, the immunity of the body is highly compromised and you become more susceptible to several types of infections and abscesses. The fact that these infections and abscesses take longer time to be healed is almost a confirmation of your diabetic status.

6 Loss Of Weight

Inexplicable loss of weight is another warning signal that points to type 2 diabetes. Weight loss is triggered due to the sugar that is processed in excess in the body.

7 Tingling And Numbness

A numbing sensation or tingling or burning sensation is a common feeling experienced by many diabetic patients. This can be in any part of the body, but especially pronounced in the hands and the feet. The tingling and numbing is the result of excess sugar that is present in the body.

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