The symptoms for type 2 diabetes can be hard to recognize and that is why there are some people that are not even aware that they have this condition at all, which can lead to some serious problems.
Around 100 million people in America are affected from this condition, and the good news is that it is treatable. You can prevent prediabetes with having a healthy diet and healthy weight, which means consuming more fruits and vegetables, having a good rest and sleep well, and also exercising on a regular basis.
However, if you are already diagnosed with this disease, or you are having some of the signs, go to your doctor, and follow the instructions and therapy carefully.
It is important to be aware of the symptoms, so read them below:
1.Urinating too frequently
If you have a lot of glucose in your blood, your kidneys will flush it out of the blood into the urine. On this way the production of urine will increase which will lead to more frequent urination and a higher risk for having some urinary tract infections.
2.Having a dry mouth or bigger thirst
By urinating a lot your body may become dehydrated. Then you may experience dry mouth or you may be feeling thirsty all of the time and drinking a lot of water, however without any improvement of the situation. If this is the case, then this may be a sign for type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes can also lead to losing weight, if you do not control it. This results because your cells are not getting enough glucose and because you are losing calories and water due to the frequent urination.
4.Feeling hungry constantly
Usually, people with type 2 diabetes have insulin resistance. That means that the insulin is not working properly in fat, muscles and other tissues, making the pancreas work a lot harder that usually. This results with bigger level of insulin in the body, which is then sending signals to our brain that we are feeling hungry.
5.Numbness of pain in the foot
If you are having this condition for some time and you do not treat it you may experience damaging in your nerves which can result with numbness, feeling of tingling or even pain in your arms or feet. Usually, it starts from the feet and then it progresses.
6.Problems with the tract and infections
If you have a high level of sugar in your blood, you have a bigger risk for bacterial infections, especially the women, because the bacteria and yeast are multiplying more quickly then.
7.Having blurred vision
Our lenses represent membrane that is flexibly coordinated with the muscles which are changing the shape of the lens in order for the eye to focus. If you have type 2 diabetes, and you do not control it, the lenses get affected and the muscles must work a lot harder. The blurred vision occurs when the blood sugar changes from low to high or the other way around.