Learn about the subtle signs your body is communicating to you to indicate that you might have Type 2 Diabetes.
Studies show that an astonishing 25% of people with type 2 diabetes don’t even know that they have it until they get tested. Many folks aren’t aware of the condition until they reach the last stage of it. But, the body has a way of communicating that something is wrong even in the initial phases of the condition. Diabetes picks up gradually and several people ignore the initial signs as just change in their routine but the sooner you find out about the condition, the better your means of treating it. The later you know about your type 1 diabetes, the more risk you are at building other conditions like heart diseases, kidney disorders and other critical diseases. Being overweight is one of the most common causes for diabetes and if you have a family history of diabetes to go with that, you’re chances of contracting the condition increases twofold. If you notice a combination of the following silent signs, contact your doctor and get a blood test to diagnose if something is off.
The body’s capability of breaking down sugar becomes less efficient when a person has type 2 diabetes. So, larger amounts of sugar remains undigested in the bloodstream which is flushed out of the body through urine. Hence, diabetes patients need to use the bathroom more often than regular folks. Many people don’t pay attention to how much they urinate through the day and when the doctor asks about it, they reply saying that they may have been urinating more than usual. This is a red flag and especially so if you are going to the loo several times during the night. Once a night during sleep is normal but if it interrupts your sleep cycle more than that, it might be time to get a test and check if something is off.
It is common for diabetic patients to feel shaky and feel the need to eat any kind of carbs available near them. The body doesn’t regulate glucose properly if there are high levels of sugar in the bloodstream. When you eat more carbs at this phase, the body produces too much insulin which leads to a drop in your glucose levels. This drop in the glucose level makes a person feel shaky and disoriented. To counter this feeling, the body’s craving for sugar and carbs increases thereby leading to a vicious circle of ingesting more sugar and the body not being able to process it properly. If you notice that you have been craving carbohydrates and sugars more than usual, it might be a trigger to go to the doctor and check if you have diabetes.
Many potential diabetic patients don’t see this as a warning because almost everybody is on a goal to lose a few pounds. But, if you notice that you are losing weight without including any additional forms of exercise or any kind of calorie intake reduction, it might be a trigger to get yourself checked. When the body has surplus amounts of sugar calories that it needs to get rid of, it flushes it out through urine. The craving for sugars increases and when more of these calories are consumed, the body flushes out the excess again. This vicious cycle continues and the person loses weight but the body is not getting the necessary nutrients it requires to function optimally. People who have been detected with diabetes often find themselves gaining some weight once they are taking the appropriate medication and this is good, because it means that the sugar levels are stabilizing.
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