Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms
Symptoms of Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease that is generally determined by the concentration
of glucose in the blood. The amount of glucose in the blood is glycemia.
The Glycemic Index indicates which carbohydrates have the highest
levels of concentration of sugars and starches that make it so difficult
for some diabetes to digest.
Most diabetics have either Type I or Type II Diabetes. Generally, when
a person is diagnosed with Type II diabetes, they are generally adults.
Many people develop Type II Diabetes later in life after experiencing
Diabetics have a difficult type processing certain foods, such as sugars
and starches, into their digestive system. Certain signs of diabetes include
frequent urination, increased thirst and desire for fluids and may also
include an increased appetite.
In many cases, a person with Type II diabetes feels generally unwell
but cannot figure out what is wrong. Symptoms can mirror the flu or
other illnesses. If you are experiencing frequent thirst, excessive urination,
and a substantially increased appetite, have yourself checked out for diabetes.
Fatigue is also a symptom of diabetes and Type I Diabetes may cause
loss of weight, despite increased eating. The reason for the symptoms
is because of the glucose concentration in the blood, also called glycemia.
Because the glucose concentration is raised beyond the allowed threshold,
glucose remains in the urine, causes more pressure and more frequent
urination. When uncontrolled, diabetes can cause kidney damage.
Some patients with Type I diabetes present with nausea, abdominal pain,
and a comatose state. Diabetic ketoacidosis is another term for a diabetic
coma which can result when diabetes is undiagnosed or uncontrolled.
A diabetic coma can result in death.
Most people with diabetes have too much sugar in their blood.
There is another type of diabetes, however, called Hypoglycemia,
in which the patient has a lower than normal amount of glucose in
the blood. This can result in a variety of symptoms including fainting,
feeling poorly, impairment of functioning and even coma.
If you have symptoms of diabetes, you should check your blood sugar level
with your doctor. Although more definitive tests are needed to properly
diagnose diabetes, high or low blood sugar can be an indicator that you
should see your doctor and determine the cause of the abnormal blood
Symptoms of diabetes can be frightening, but are easily controlled.
If you feel that you have any of the above-listed symptoms, do not be
afraid to see your physician. Diabetes, although seemingly scary, is
easily controlled. Physicians know more about diabetes now than ever
before and there are many effective medications on the market to
keep your disease under control.
If you have a family of history of diabetes, are overweight, or have not
had your blood sugar tested recently, be aware of the symptoms of diabetes
and have your physician test your blood the on your next visit. If you
begin experiencing any of the symptoms of diabetes prior to your
physician visit, do not be foolish – go to the ER and have yourself checked out.