Understanding Signs and Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

by admin on December 6, 2017

We have a lot of improvement and progress in the science of medical field, including the diagnosis and early detection of most illnesses. How about type 2 diabetes? Do you know how most people find out they have type 2 diabetes? If you guessed from the doctor, you guessed correctly. The reason is because most people who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes do not know they have it. This is where understanding the signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes is crucial in detecting this disease, as well as improving the rate of early detection.

Signs and Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

The signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes are easy to notice, but difficult to differentiate if you are not paying close attention. Here are the most common signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes: Frequent urination, Frequent thirst, Frequent hunger, Unusual weight loss, Fatigue, Frequent Infections, Blurred vision, Tingling and numbness in hands and feet.

Let’s discuss those signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes one by one.

Frequent urination

If you do not have any significant changes in your physical activities, for instance you are not working harder than usual, or exercise more than usual, and yet you notice you experience frequent urination, then this is a sign that you need to pay attention to. The medical reason behind this is that your body’s cells and tissues rely on glucose to use as the source of energy. If there is not enough insulin to process the glucose, it will stay in the blood vessels and as a result your blood sugar level or glucose increases, and your cells and tissues will not get the glucose that they need and you feel thirsty. The more you drink, the more you need to urinate.

Frequent thirst

As discussed above, the reason you feel constantly thirsty is because your body’s cells and tissues do not get enough glucose to power them. The lack of glucose results in feeling constantly thirsty.

Frequent hunger

This is an exact replica of the frequent thirst as part of signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes. When your body does not get enough glucose to use as energy, you will feel hungry and thirsty.

Unusual weight loss

Unusual weight loss is another one in the list of signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes. The reason behind it is that your body is losing in fat and muscles to use as the source of energy.

Fatigue

As explained above, the lack of glucose entering your cells and tissues, causes you to feel tired all the time.

Frequent infections

If you notice you get some sort of infection quite often, including rashes on the skin that just won’t heal, or sore throat that won’t heal, this is another symptom of type 2 diabetes.

Blurred vision

The high level of glucose in the blood can cause blurry vision. If you experience this symptom without any warning, you need to see your doctor immediately.

Tingling and numbness on your hands and feet

One of the side effects of high blood sugar level is a reduction in the effectiveness of blood circulation. Since hands and feet are the farthest away from the heart, they suffer the most. The tingling feeling on your toes and fingers are the sign you experience poor blood circulation there.

I hope this article will help you to know better about signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes. Please visit your doctor if you have those signs I describe above.

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