Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms
In most cases, symptoms of diabetes aren’t pronounced. So, millions of people living with type 2 diabetes without even knowing that they have it. Here are the red flags to watch out for.
Increased appetite: Diabetics are unable to utilise glucose. So, their cells keep craving glucose all day long giving them hunger pangs.
Increased thirst: A blood spike in blood sugar levels can make diabetics dehydrated, inducing thirst all the time.
Frequent urination: Thanks to dehydration along with the constant feeling of thirst, diabetics tend to drink more water. This increases their urge to pee frequently.
Sudden weight loss: In diabetics, the body isn’t able to utilise glucose for energy. Therefore, the body utilises fat to draw energy. This causes weight loss even without exercise and dietary changes.
Poor wound healing: Increased sugar levels in the body causes hardening of blood vessels affecting circulation. When blood flow to injured tissues gets affected, blood clotting proteins and other factors that promote healing do not reach the site of injury. This causes wounds to heal slowly.
Other symptoms include blurred vision, pain in the hands and feet or numbness, depression, frequent infections of the kidney, bladder and skin.