Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Most of the time, diabetes has no symptoms. When it does, here are some of the symptoms to watch out for-

1. Weight loss – since your body is unable to use the sugar in your blood, it will use the stored energy in your muscles and fat. This will cause weight loss of a few pounds, which can be noticed when your clothes become loose all of a sudden.

2. Frequent urination– the excess sugar in the blood spills out into the urine. This causes frequent trips to the bathroom even in the wee hours of the morning.

3. Feeling thirsty most of the time- since there is frequent urination of large amount of urine, the person with diabetes feels the need to drink water more often.

4. Tingling sensation in the hands and feet- this is usually the complication of elevated blood sugar in the small nerves in the hands and feet.

5. Wounds that heal poorly– because of the effect of diabetes in the blood vessels and the immune system, wounds, especially those in the feet and legs, take a long time to heal.

6. Vaginal infections in women– women with uncontrolled blood sugar are prone to having vaginal yeast infections. There may be a thick, whitish, foul-smelling discharge and itchiness in the female area.

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