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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