Knowing the Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed more than any other type of diabetes. Many have the disease for years before they are even diagnosed. It is possible that you may have symptoms of the disease and not be aware that your system is a ticking bomb waiting to go off. If it is not treated, your body will start to develop other medical complications and that is when you may get the diagnosis however, in many cases, it is too late for prevention of the other conditions. Arming yourself with the knowledge that you need is crucial to staying healthy and preventing or treating diabetes.
High blood sugar is a main ingredient of type 2 diabetes. The symptoms that come along with this are going to the bathroom more often, your vision is not clear and becomes blurry, you are not dieting but the weight seems to be dropping off and if you seem to feel thirsty most of the time and nothing quenches your thirst. It is possible that you may only experience one of these symptoms but as your blood sugar rises higher, you are going to find that you will have more than one symptom and it is possible that you may even become dehydrated. This will cause you to become weak and dizzy which can lead to injury and even hospitalization.
Low blood sugar is another factor of diabetes. It is possible that your blood sugar could drop quickly and it can lead to you becoming unconscious. This can ultimately lead to a heart attack. Some of the symptoms are feeling hungry most of the time, confusion, feeling weak, shaky and if you are sweating as though you ran a marathon but you are sitting down. When your blood sugar level drops, it is important to quickly bring it back up to as close to normal as possible.
Even for someone who has already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, any of these symptoms can occur when the blood sugar is not normal. If you have not been diagnosed with the disease and are experiencing one or more of these symptoms you should be tested by your doctor. However, if you have already been diagnosed with diabetes it is possible to experience these symptoms if your medication is not doing its job or you have not eaten the way that you should have. Exercise can also have an effect on blood sugar, so be careful to do what you need and not over do it. Eating before you work out can help to keep your levels just at the right place.
No matter if you are someone who is at risk for diabetes or if you have already been diagnosed, knowing the symptoms of the disease and how to counteract them correctly can save your life and help to prevent other medical conditions. Having a detailed discussion with your doctor will help you to better understand what you need to do in order to prevent and/or treat any of these symptoms.
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