Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms and Signs
1 AnswerDr. Mehmet Oz, MD , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
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.
8 AnswersAmerican Diabetes Association answeredSome people have symptoms of diabetes before they are diagnosed. Typical symptoms of type 2 diabetes or high blood glucose are:
- frequent urination
- extreme thirst
- blurry vision
- extreme hunger
- frequent infections
- unexplained weight loss
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.