Diabetes Type 2 comes about when there is no glucose in the cells, whereby the cells resist the insulin produced. Due to this there is no glucose metabolized in body cells but there is excess of this in the blood. Signs and symptoms of diabetes Type 2 are not easily notable such that, many people go through life unaware that they have the disease. This Type of disease is prevalent in adults who may be suffering from obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
However, recent statistics show that young adults who may be overweight are susceptible to this disease. Some of the signs and symptoms of diabetes Type 2 that we will visit in detail include; tiredness, weight loss, intense thirst, excessive hunger, yeast and skin infections, poor eyesight and frequent urination. Though with a few of the listed signs and symptoms of diabetes Type 2, such as poor eyesight and yeast and skin infections, may be cause to seek medical advice, often times people pass these symptoms off as related to aging, pregnancy or too much work.
Frequent urination, intense thirst, excessive hunger, weight loss and exhaustion are somewhat interrelated. The glucose surplus in the blood is cause for frequent urination. An individual will find that they visit the bathroom more often that usual and if they are keen enough, they will become aware of this irregularity. Because of too many bathroom calls, the body will be desiccated and one may note that there is more consumption of beverages to quench a continual thirst. In some cases, there may even be dryness of the mouth and throat.
Excessive hunger occurs due to the lack of sugar, which is transformed into energy, in the body. Thus, there will be a consistent need to eat in order to supplement the body. On the other hand though, there is perceived weight loss because the body digs into its own reserve of muscle and fat in order to replenish itself. This leads to exhaustion as a lot of energy is consumed by the body during this process of replenishing. These signs and symptoms of diabetes Type 2 tend to have similarity with the signs of pregnancy. Nonetheless, a medical exam may help clarify this.
Yeast and skin infections occur as a result of the increased sugar levels in the blood. When urine is passed, there is a lot of glucose that is excreted from the body. Bacteria and yeast thrive on this. One of the signs and symptoms of diabetes Type 2 that will sound an alarm is yeast infection around the genitalia. Moreover, it may be recurrent and take a while to nurse back to health. In worst cases, it may become sore, red and very tender to the touch. Likewise, wounds on the arms, legs or any other body part will also take a while before they heal.
Poor eyesight is detectable when things seem blurry or there is poor visual focus.
All the mentioned signs and symptoms of diabetes Type 2 occur mostly in the initial stages. If the disease progresses, it may lead to worse infections such as kidney failure and Ketoacidosis which may lead to a coma or death.