Early Symptoms Of Diabetes Type 2 – Do You Have Them?
Recognizing early symptoms of diabetes type 2 can help you avoid serious
health complications, open up more treatment options and in some cases
reverse the disease.
Type 2 diabetes is often not found until complications arise, in fact,
it is estimated that one third of all people who have type 2 diabetes
are not even aware they have it. That is why it is important for you to
educate yourself about the signs and symptoms of the disease.
Early symptoms of diabetes type 2
Diabetes type 2 has a slow onset and may take years to develop to
the point where symptoms can be seen. The following list includes early
symptoms of diabetes type 2.
- Excessive thirst and frequent dry mouth. Because your
body is not handling sugar properly your kidneys are forced to work
overtime. If your kidneys cannot keep up extra fluid is drawn from your
body leaving you thirsty.
- Excessive hunger that seems to be constant and insatiable even after
recently eating. With diabetes your body cells cannot take up sugars
that you eat. The cells need this sugar for energy and because they
cannot get it they constantly call for more leaving you feeling hungry.
- Frequent trips to the bathroom and having to get out of bed at night
to go. Because your kidneys have a difficult time keeping up the excess
sugar exits your body through your urine and pulls along extra fluid
leaving you with the need to visit the restroom more often.
- Weight loss without dieting or effort despite the fact that you are
feeling hungry and eating substantially. This is partly due to the extra
calories you are losing as you lose sugar through urination.
- Weakness and fatigue that is difficult to shake even after a good
nights rest, which is due to the cells inability to take up the sugar
needed for energy.
- Vision changes such as blurred vision may also be noticed.
If you have any of these early symptoms of diabetes
type 2 contact your doctor for proper testing. The earlier a treatment
plan can be created the lower the risk of developing health
complications from the disorder.
When to see a doctor
If you notice any of the early symptoms of diabetes type 2 you will
be wise to visit your doctor. "The earlier the condition is diagnosed,
the sooner treatment can begin.Diabetes is a serious condition. But with
your active participation and the support of your health care team, you
can manage diabetes while enjoying an active, healthy life."
This is a treatable disease when caught early.
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