Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
Are you worried that you or one of your loved ones has type 2 diabetes symptoms? Every day we communicate with people with first diagnosed diabetes and understand the emotions that accompany this initial period - it is not easy to accept the new diagnosis.
Very often people have the main symptoms of type 2 diabetes, but the diabetes itself is not present, so do not try to diagnose yourself. On the other hand, the anxiety and feeling of helplessness that you have when you look for information for a loved one is difficult to cope with, so getting the right information and support is the best solution. In any case, we advise you to see a doctor so that you get all the necessary tests on time.
Briefly looking at the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, we can highlight 3 main symptoms:
1. Excessive thirst.
This condition is also known as polydipsia; in fact, it is a continuing desire to drink water despite having consumed an adequate amount during the day.
2. Excessive hunger. Similar to polydipsia, this symptom is called polyphagia. Persisting severe hunger in the face of lack of physical activity may be an indicator of the presence of problems in the body.
3. Intensified urination. The last of the three main symptoms and is polyuria. It can be described as unusual or irregular urination, maintaining this character day after day.
OTHER COMMON SYMPTOMS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES:
* Loss of weight. Despite increased appetite and consumption of large amounts of food, diabetics often notice that their weight is decreasing. Since type 2 diabetes is characterized by a lack of glucose absorption capacity, the body is looking for other sources of energy - accumulated fat.
* Blurred vision. Often occurs due to persistently high blood sugar levels, which causes swelling of the lens. Exposure to high blood sugar levels means that the lens loses its ability to change shape effectively, so the vision becomes blurred and the muscles work hard to maintain focus.
* Foot pain or numbness in the limbs. Diabetic polyneuropathy is associated with long-term exposure to high blood sugar levels.
* Itching. Typically found in the male and female genital area and often associated with candidiasis (thrush).
* Candidosis (thrush) and frequent infections. All of us, even those without diabetes, have certain bacteria in our bodies, including yeast fungi. However, they can become more aggressive in diabetics because high blood sugar levels create more favorable conditions for the growth of yeast fungi.
* Weakness after meals. A leading sign of diabetes. It is due to the fact that the body has difficulty processing glucose (sugar).
* Dryness and tingling in the skin. Lack of gamma linoleic acid (GLA) in diabetics can often lead to lesions of the legs, feet and hands.