Type 2 Diabetes– Symptoms for Diabetes

According to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, released by the American Diabetes Association in January 2011, indicate that over 8.3% of the nation has diabetes. The Centers for Disease control report that the United States has seen a dramatic rise in rates of diagnosed diabetes.

The federal diabetes Atlas show that the disease now affects over 246 million people worldwide, with 46% of all those affected in the 40-59 age group. The numbers are rising and have now exploded with the force greatest felt in the Middle East, India, China, and the USA. The mixture of genetic, social, and environmental factors is driving the global expansion in type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes is deadly and accounts for over 3.8 million deaths per year with a recent shift to affect more people of working age. Here are the top 5 symptoms for diabetes. You will of course check with your physician and remember every case is different:

Signs and Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes:
Many of the signs of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are similar. In both, there is too much glucose in the blood and not enough in the cells of your body.

1. Are you visiting the bathroom much more lately? Does it seem like you urinate all day long? Urination becomes more frequent when there is too much glucose in the blood.

2. If it feels like you can’t get enough water and you’re drinking much more than usual, it could be a sign of diabetes, especially if it seems to go hand in hand with frequent urination.

3. Are you losing weight without trying? This symptom is more noticeable with Type 1 diabetes. In Type 1, the pancreas stops making insulin; however in Type 2 which happens more gradually and weight loss is not as noticeable.

4. Are you feeling overall tired and weak

5. Tingling or numbness in hands, legs, or feet

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