Your liver stores sugar from the food you eat and puts it back into the blood in between meals and through the night. This prevents your blood glucose from dropping too low. In diabetes, the liver sends more glucose into the blood than your body can process making blood glucose even higher.
Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms and Signs
1 AnswerAmerican Diabetes Association answeredWhen you have type 2 diabetes, your pancreas doesn't make enough insulin and your body has trouble using it. When there is not enough insulin, glucose stays in the blood. Blood glucose rises and is higher than normal.
Your liver stores sugar from the food you eat and puts it back into the blood in between meals and through the night. This prevents your blood glucose from dropping too low. In diabetes, the liver sends more glucose into the blood than your body can process making blood glucose even higher.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
4 AnswersSymptoms of type 2 diabetes include:
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- Increased thirst and hunger
- Dry itchy skin
- Decreased energy or fatigue
- Frequent urination
- Weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Poor wound healing
- Poor circulation
- Weakness or tingling in the hands, legs, or feet
- Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections
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1 AnswerHonor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Unlike type I diabetes, the symptoms for type 2 diabetes develop gradually over time. Some people do not experience any symptoms at all. Increased thirst, urination, hunger, and tiredness are just some of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should speak to your doctor about being tested for diabetes, especially if someone in your immediate family has been diagnosed with this condition or there are other risk factors, such as a family history of heart disease.
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There are many different symptoms of type 2 diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, these symptoms can develop over a long period of time, even years. However, some of the symptoms for type 2 diabetes are very similar to those found in type 1. These include excessive thirst, increased urination, strong hunger (even though you are eating properly), irritability, and blurred vision. Other symptoms not typically found in type 1 diabetes that are found in type 2 are dark patches of skin and a decreased ability to fight off infection. You may have some of these symptoms, and they may or may not be related to diabetes. However, speak to your doctor if you are experiencing symptoms to be certain.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.