Signs Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
Hi, I'm Ansley from Diabetesâ€”What To Know. I'm here today to talk about the signs and symptoms of diabetes. Many people wonder if they have diabetesâ€”and you may be wonderingâ€”what are the warning signs of diabetes? What's the first clue? Unfortunately, diabetes itself doesn't haveany symptoms. I say unfortunately, because if diabetes were as easy to recognize as the common cold, people would go to their at the first sign of trouble. Instead, we can only look at the signs andsymptoms of high blood sugar, which often
don't occur until diabetes is already inplace. Some of these symptoms include: Frequent urination. If you're going to thebathroom a lot, at night and during the day, that could be a sign of diabetes. As bloodsugar goes up, the body tries to get rid of that excess sugar through urine. Like most symptoms of high blood sugar, this increases slowly over a long period of time, which makes it easy for people to ignore it or get used to it. Excessive thirst. Feeling thirsty all thetime is another common symptom of high blood sugar. Now you may have thought that you weregoing to the bathroom all the time because
you've been drinking so much water (or soda, or juice). But, actually it's the other way around high blood sugar causes you to go to the bathroom a lot, which actually dehydrates your body and makes you thirsty. And if you end up drinking sugary drinks (like cola or sweet tea), it only makes things worse. Blurry vision is another symptom of high blood sugar. The dehydration I just talked about can actually dry out the lens of your eyesand that affects your ability to focus. Once you get your blood sugar levels within your target range though, your vision should improve. Another sign of diabetes is cuts or wounds on your body that are healing very slowlyâ€”that's
because high blood sugar damages the body's healing systems. Other symptoms of high blood sugar are: constant hunger; fatigue; frequent yeast infections; frequent urinary tract infections; dry, itchyskin; irritability; and headaches or difficulty concentrating. Look for several of these symptoms to indicate elevated blood sugars. It would be rare to see only one symptom from the list, and similarly, it's unlikely that you'd suffer from all the possible symptoms at once. Please don't delay going to the ifyou suspect you might be suffering from high
blood sugar. By the time these symptoms hit, your body is very sick. It's likely that you have diabetes and ignoring the signs and symptoms isn't going to change that. But the good news is that early detection andtreatment of diabetes can really reduce your risk of developing complications like heart disease or kidney failure. And remember all the signs and symptoms are caused by the high blood sugar, not the diabetes itself, and these symptoms are temporary. Once your blood sugar levels are in range and stable, you're going to feel a milliontimes better. If you'd like information about how to get your blood sugar levels in rangeâ€”go to our website and enroll in our
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