9 warning signs that you may be diabetic
Type 2 diabetes, a chronic disease that results in too much sugar in the blood, is one of the most prevalent and severe chronic diseases affecting people today. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of kidney failure.
Of the 30 million in the U.S. with diabetes, there are an estimated 7 million that are undiagnosed. According to the International Diabetes Federation, over 370 million people have the disease, and over half of these people remain undiagnosed.
In order to receive a proper diagnosis, it is important that you know what warning signs to look out for. Here are 9 symptoms to watch for that may indicate you are diabetic. If you are experiencing any combination of these symptoms, it is important that you consult a doctor to receive the proper medical advice for you.
Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes
- Frequent urination
- Increased thirst
- Increased fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Tingling in your feet
- Hunger, even after eating
- Itchy skin
- Increased occurrence of yeast infections
Type 2 diabetes is caused when a resistance to insulin, a hormone released by the pancreas that helps cells absorb glucose from the blood, is developed. Since cells are no longer able to use insulin to absorb glucose from the blood, glucose remains in the blood and blood sugar levels remains high. Genetics, being overweight or obese, and not getting enough physical activity are a few risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes.
If you are worried that you or someone you know may be diabetic, you should consult with a medical doctor for advice and care. You can schedule a virtual consult today with any one of our top U.S. licensed medical doctors, and get your questions answered immediately.
Author: Maggie Harriman