Type 2 diabetes warning signs and symptoms may develop very slowly. In fact, some people have type 2 diabetes for years and don't even know it.
The reason there are so many warning signs or symptoms is that everything is related to how efficiently (or not) your body is using the nutrients you feed it. If you think about a car and the fact that it needs gas and oil to run, what happens when you get a bad tank of gas or run out of oil? Yeah, it stops.
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Your whole body relies on the blood stream to carry what it needs to all your organs; liver, kidney, brain cells, heart, eyes, etc. If those organs don't get what they need to do their job and their job doesn't get done, then some other organ can't function properly and it becomes a chain reaction. Before you know it, you started out feeling tired, but now you've also got high blood pressure and cholesterol and who knows which other warnings signs common to type 2 diabetes.
In many cases you will notice the warnings for yourself without even visiting a physician. If you do, please pay attention; and definitely get things checked out. Most of all, start doing something to reverse the situation!
If you're not even sure what to look for, here are some common warning signs and a brief description of what's happening.
o Frequent urination and Excessive thirst - you become dehydrated as the body tries to flush excess sugars from your blood
o Extreme unexplained fatigue -when your cells are deprived of sugar, you become tired.
o Blurred vision - fluid gets from the lenses of your eyes affecting your ability to focus clearly.
o Increased hunger - when your cells don't get the needed glucose, your muscles and organs become depleted for energy triggering intense hunger.
o Weight loss - Without the ability to use glucose, the body uses alternative fuels stored in muscle and fat. Calories are lost as excess glucose is released in the urine.
o Wounds that are slow to heal, Frequent skin, bladder, or gum infections - weak cells affect your body's ability to heal and fight infections.
o Irritability - when your cells are deprived of sugar, you become irritable.
o Tingling or numbness in hands or feet - when your cells don't get the needed glucose your circulation is hindered.
These warning signs don't magically disappear. They may come and go but they are telling you something's up! Maybe all you need to do is balance or change some of the food you eat, or go for a walk. Wouldn't that be nice if you only had to make a few changes to stop the disease? The causes, ( can even be reversed ), especially with type 2 diabetes. Be sure not to wait until these warning signs create major changes to your life because of further complications. Start reversing the symptoms now.
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