Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes symptoms often develop slowly. In fact, you can have type 2 diabetes for years and not know it. Look for:

Blurred Vision

Blurred Vision

Blurred vision if blood sugar is too high, fluid may be pulled from the lenses of your eyes and affect your ability to focus.

Excessively Thirsty

Excessively Thirsty

Excessively thirsty, excessive sugar building in your bloodstream causes fluid to be pulled from the tissues, leaving you thirsty.

Excessively Hungry

Excessively Hungry

Without sufficient insulin to move sugar into your cells, your muscles and organs become depleted of energy causing increased hunger.

Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth

May come from the impact that unstable blood glucose levels have on the ability for salivary glands to release satisfactory amounts of saliva.

Fatigue

Fatigue

Fatigue, if your cells lack sugar, you may become tired and irritable.

Tingling/Numbness

Tingling/Numbness

Tingling or numbness of the lower extremities like the hands or feet can occur due to nerve damage that goes along with Diabetes.

Itchy Skin

Itchy Skin

Itchy skin can be related to changes in the small blood vessels that supply nutrition to the skin tissues.

Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Increased hunger, but weight loss still occurs. The body uses alternative fuels stored in muscle and fat because of problem with processing glucose.

Frequent Urination

Frequent Urination

Frequent urination occurs since fluid is pulled from the tissues and causes you to drink more, it leads to urinating more than usual.

Slow Healing

Slow Healing

Slow healing of sores or frequent infections Type 2 diabetes affects your ability to heal and resist infections.

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