5 warning signs, early symptoms of type 2 diabetes to watch out for
5 warning signs, early symptoms of type 2 diabetes to watch out for | Photo Credit: Pixabay
- Diabetes is a chronic disease and is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO)
- Type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are two common types of diabetes prevalent among the masses
- Here are some warning signs that might suggest the onset of type 2 diabetes
New Delhi: Apart from the widespread pandemic, the world has been plagued by diabetes for a very long time now. This World Health Organization recognised chronic disease has affected millions of people. According to growth, it is expected to affect many more in the years to come. Every disease, fatal or not, has its own way of announcing its entrance into the body. The human body, being the complex yet brilliant machine it is, can exhibit symptoms of any anomaly that may befall or fester and ruin its smooth functioning. We just have to be vigilant enough to look out for it.
Type 2 diabetes
There are broadly two kinds of diabetes, type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Insulin is responsible for the transportation of glucose within the body through cells. In type 2 diabetes, due to a decreased cell response to insulin, this function is impaired, which leads to unmanaged blood sugar levels in the body. Some common causes of type 2 diabetes include genes, being obese or overweight, insulin resistance and physical inactivity.
Warnings signs to look out for
- Thirst: Due to low sugar levels in the body, it might end up losing an unhealthy amount of water due to frequent urination. This results in an increased theist and if left untreated, it might result in the body getting severely dehydrated
- Fatigue: Due to the insufficient levels of sugar in the body, one might end up experiencing an unhealthy amount of tiredness and fatigue which can affect their lifestyle to great extents.
- Hunger: Due to inadequate glucose in the bloodstream, the body makes up for it from the glucose absorption from food. This uses up energy which makes hunger pangs among type 2 diabetes patients more frequent.
- Compromised eyesight: This is a common sign of type 2 diabetes among patients. The blood vessels in the eyes might end up getting damaged due to an increased level of blood sugar. Blurred vision is a common symptom. If not treated on time, a complete vision loss is also possible.
- Impaired wound healing: The circulation system of the body can be damaged due to high sugar levels in the body. This can result in impaired wound healing which can increase the risk of developing infections.
Different bodies react to diseases differently. There are other signs that you may want to look out for such as weight loss, frequent urination, hand and foot pain. Make sure you consult a professional if you experience any issues. Furthermore, stay hydrated, consume a balanced diet and do not forget to keep your body physically active.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.