Did you know?
According to the CDC reports, “Type 2 diabetes affects nearly 10% of the U.S. adult population i.e., approx. 30 million people.”
With such stats, it’s important for everyone to know the early signs of type 2 diabetes.
The early signs of diabetes are difficult to notice. However, if you think you may be experiencing any of these early signs, make an appointment with your doctor.
1. Frequent urination
Frequent urination (polyuria) or excessive urination is a sign that your blood sugar levels are high enough to “spill” into your urine. It happens when your kidneys are not able to manage the amount of glucose, allowing sugar particle to enter into your urine. The excess amount of sugar levels in urine makes you urinate more often, including during the night.
2. Extreme thirst
It’s another common early symptom of diabetes. It’s tied related to high blood sugar levels in the body. Excess sugar building up in your bloodstream absorb fluid from your tissues, resulting in making you feel thirsty. As a result, you drink and urinate more than usual.
3. Increased hunger
Intense hunger (polyphagia) is another early symptom of diabetes. Your body uses glucose from your blood to feed your cells. When this system gets broken, your cells don’t get enough glucose from the blood. As a result, your body constantly looks for more fuel, resulting in persistent hunger.
4. Blurred vision
High amount of sugar levels in the blood affects tiny blood vessels in the eyes, resulting in blurry vision. The blurry vision can occur in one or both of the eyes and may come and go. If a person with diabetes doesn’t undergo any treatment, severe damage to the blood vessels can lead to permanent vision loss.
5. Feeling Tired
Type 2 diabetes can make your energy levels down, making you feel tired and fatigued. It happens due to an insufficient amount of sugar moving from the bloodstream into the body’s cells.
6. Nerve pain or numbness
You might experience tingling or numbness in your fingers, hands, toes, and feet. These symptoms are a sign of nerve damage or diabetic neuropathy. This condition typically takes years to develop.
If you suspect that you might be facing any of these early symptoms of type 2 diabetes, consult with your doctor immediately. Early diagnosis and proper treatment can help reduce the risk of serious and life-threatening health issues.