A person out of three suffering from diabetes does not even know about it. The type-2 diabetes is the most frequent form of diabetes, representing 90-95% from all the cases.
Overweight and obese people, those that have 1-degree relatives with diabetes, sedentary individuals, smokers, and those whose diet includes large quantities of red meat, processed meat, and fat dairies are more likely to have type-2 diabetes. Women are prone to develop diabetes during pregnancy or if they suffer from the polycystic syndrome, what causes insulin resistance.
What are the main symptoms of diabetes?
How often do you go to the bathroom?
Do you go to the bathroom too often lately? The explanation is that urination becomes more frequent, when there is not enough glucose in the blood. If insulin is nonexistent or ineffective, the kidneys can’t filter glucose back into the bloodstream.
This is one of the first symptoms of diabetes. The constant need to drink water, dry mouth, and frequent urination are some signs of concern, as well as unexplainable weight loss or gaining weight.
Losing weight without any reason may be linked to type-1 diabetes. This is happening because the pancreas stops producing insulin, probably due to a viral attack of the pancreas cells, or because the body provides an autoimmune reply to this attack. It is desperately trying to find an energy source because the cells can’t get glucose (responsible for providing the necessary energy to the body). Thus, fat and muscle tissue begin to decompose.
Statistics show that up to 70 percent of men with diabetes have potency problems. The reason: diabetes affects blood vessels and nerve endings from the genital area, which makes the erection and orgasm quite difficult. In females, the vagina dryness occurs.
Feeling of numbness in feet or arms
This symptom is characterized by the increased rate of glucose in the blood, which destroys the nervous system. Type-2 diabetes has a gradual debut, and people often are not aware of the fact that the disease is easily “settling down”. Therefore, the increased level of glucose in the blood is present long before the diagnosis.
Other symptoms of diabetes:
Itching, dry skin, frequent infections or cuts and bruises which regenerate very hard. If you notice any of the symptoms listed above, consult a family physician.