Type 2 diabetes does not develop suddenly, as it has a slow process. Some people may have it for a long time without even knowing it.
However, it has many symptoms through which we can recognize it before the blood is tested, so lets look at these signs.
1. Feeling hungry most of the time
Due to lack of insulin in blood, the patient feels hungry, because muscles get weak and the body becomes less energetic.
2. Thirst increases
As sugar increases in the blood, it causes fluid out of tissues, hence the person feels thirsty. The patient then ends up drinking more water and eventually urinates a lot.
Though, the patients with type 2 diabetes eat a lot, but still their weight decreases. In this condition the gets energy from muscles, and due to release of glucose in urine, the calories taken are lost. But in other type of diabetes the patient can be obese.
The patient becomes tired due to lack of sugar in the cells, hence irritation also occurs. A person with diabetes finds it difficult to breathe, and feel hotter than a normal person.
5. Weak eyesight
A patient with such type of diabetes has blurred vision, and this happens due to decreased fluid in eye lenses, hence the patient cannot focus. However, when blood sugar gets low the patient can see clearly and easily. A person having it for long has to use high number of glasses.
Such patient if gets infection will heal very slowly, and sometimes the wound would spread if not taken care of. Such people also get frequent infections, hence they need extra care. Sometimes, healing of a body organ becomes slow.
7. Skin issues
The patient may have dark skin areas in the form of patches, which happens in the body folds or creases, like around the neck area or armpits.
Such condition has a medical term called acanthosis nigricans, which happens due to insulin resistance. Sometimes, due to lack of blood circulation white patches may also occur especially.
Feet are the most vulnerable part of the body in diabetes. Fungus also can happen in nails or other body parts. Even allergy occurs and the patient feels very itchy and uncomfortable.
By knowing all these symptoms, you can easily control your disease by visiting the doctor and taking certain precautions.