Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms and Signs

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms may include fatigue or nausea, frequent urination, unusual thirst, weight loss, blurred vision, frequent infections, and slow healing of wounds or sores. Some people have no symptoms.

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    When 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.
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    Some people have symptoms of diabetes before they are diagnosed. Typical symptoms of type 2 diabetes or high blood glucose are:
    • frequent urination
    • fatigue
    • extreme thirst
    • blurry vision
    • extreme hunger
    • frequent infections
    • unexplained weight loss
    But, many people have no symptoms at all. You can have type 2 diabetes for as long as 10 years before it's diagnosed. Unfortunately, even before it's diagnosed, diabetes can harm the body. That's why it's important to have a blood glucose test to check for diabetes if you're 45 years old or older, especially if you're overweight. If you're younger than 45 and have other risk factors, ask your doctor whether you need to be tested.
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    Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin
    Making too little insulin to cover food eaten is one of the problems people with type 2 diabetes may have. Watch the video to learn more about type 2 diabetes and insulin problems.



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    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin
    In some people with type 2 diabetes, insulin may be released too slowly to keep blood sugar normal. Watch the video to learn more about insulin in type 2 diabetes.



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    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.