If you have been experiencing excessive hunger, thirst, fatigue, urination or blurred vision your body may be trying to tell you something very, very important.
These symptoms of the four main symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which your body produces insulin (a hormone that regulates the amount of glucose in your blood, also known as your blood sugar level) but doesn't use it the correct way.
This video gives great visual explanation as to how type 2 diabetes works!
Who is at risk for Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes can affect anybody, but it occurs most often in middle-aged and older adults. Certain factors can place you at more risk for type 2 diabetes and they include:
What are the effects of Type 2 Diabetes?
Diabetes can cause a number of health problems if it is not properly managed (if you are home-bound senior, a home health agency like ours can assist with the disease management process).
The health issues that are associated with improper management of type 2 diabetes include:
How do I know if I have Type 2 Diabetes?
If you are worried you may have type 2 diabetes, make an appointment with your doctor. They can use one of several tests to check you. Keep in mind that your doctor may want to test you twice before making an official diagnosis.
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