A lot of people are affected by type 2 diabetes, or that is around 9 percent of the population in America, however, this disease is preventable. According to the statistics from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention around a quarter from these people are not even diagnosed.
There can be some complications if you have this disease, like kidney or nerve damage, lower blood circulation or even death, so that is why it is important to distinguish its symptoms.
Do you know what type 2 diabetes is?
It is when our body cannot manage the level of glucose in the blood, which is usually performed by the insulin. This can happen because of a lack of insulin or not responding to the insulin or both.
There is the risk of obesity by having this disease, and unfortunately, it is becoming more common for young children as well.
As we mentioned, there can be some complications with the nerves or kidneys, while the poor circulation may result with amputation of a leg or feet, so that is why everyone should be aware of the early signs of it, although they can develop really slowly and the disease can be hard to diagnose.
This condition is also known as polyuria, or when the kidneys allow some of the sugar to go in the urine, attracting more water and making you urinate frequently.
Having extreme thirst is another symptom connected with the high level of sugar in your blood. Drinking a lot of water will not make the situation better.
You can feel persistent hunger because the body is using the sugar in your blood for feeding the cells. When they cannot absorb the sugar anymore, your body will ask for more fuel.
4.Numbness or nerve pain
If you have this disease for a couple of years, you may feel numbness or tingling in your feet and toes or hands and fingers.
5.Slowly healing from wounds
Usually, people that have diabetes experience slowly healing of some infections or wounds because of the poor blood circulation and the high level of sugar in the blood.
If you do not treat your diabetes, this condition can happen because the fluid will shift in the lens of your eyes.
7.Dark skin patches
You may experience dark coloration in the area of your neck, armpits and groin regions, all because of the type 2 diabetes, so pay attention.
So, if you are suspicious about some of these symptoms, go to your doctor immediately. This disease is treatable however it is important to be diagnosed on time because it can have serious consequences.