Type 2 diabetes could be prevented, and yet it affects millions of people. Healthy lifestyle and eating, regular exercise and stress relief ca greatly help prevent type 2 diabetes.
The fact that today more and more people are struggling with type 2 diabetes is due to the changes in lifestyle. We move less and less, spend a lot of time in front of the screen, and eat lots of sugary, fat, carbohydrate-rich foods, snacks and processed food.
Signs of type 2 diabetes are initially unclear, and can easily be confused with other diseases. However, if you notice any of the following symptoms, contact a specialist for accurate diagnosis.
1. Frequent urination
Most often, frequent urination at night can be a warning sign of type 2 diabetes. When too much sugar gets into the bloodstream, the body wants to get rid of it, so you have to go to the toilet very often.
2. Constant thirst
You frequently crave sweeter liquids, the sugar will soon be eliminated from your body, and your frequent urination will make your body dehydrated and cause constant thirst. If your daily fluid intake exceeds 5 liters of water, consult a physician.
3. Constant hunger
The result of fluctuating blood sugar levels is that you have sudden hunger pangs so strong that you could kill for some sugary, carbohydrate-rich food. Be sure to avoid excessive carbohydrate intake.
4. Nerve damage
Do you suffer from numbness in your hands and feet? This may be a sign of prolonged diabetic neuropathy. Do not neglect the problem, consult a specialist!
5. Slow healing of wounds
In persons suffering from diabetes cuts, scratches or scars will heal much more slowly. This may be a warning sign that you need to visit a specialist to set up a diagnosis.
6. Deterioration of sight
Permanently high blood sugar levels lead to changes in the vascular system, and it also affects the small blood vessels in the retina. As a result, the retina’s blood supply becomes inadequate, or blood and fluid can escape from the damaged vascular walls. Retinopathy is often advanced at the time of diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. The blurred vision usually disappears when blood sugar levels normalize.
7. Dark discoloration of the skin
Dark spots and discoloration of the skin often indicate diabetes. If you notice a brownish discoloration on your neck, chest, armpit or lumbar region, consult a specialist.