If you are like I once was you don’t like going to the doctor….. you are set in your ways and think that you can just stay in good health forever. Yea I know. But realistically we all need to get ourselves checked frequently.
Not every day or week. But once or twice a year if you are in good health as of right now. This may need to be a bit more frequent for anyone with or had health issues.
Especially if you have or think you have a serious health condition going on. In this post, I’ll be talking to you about Symptoms Of Stage Two Diabetes. I’ll go in-depth on the symptoms.
I’ll also chime in here and there on particular things I went through as well with my experience with diabetes stage 2.
What Are Symptoms For Stage Two Diabetes
If you’re urinating a lot along with constantly being thirsty that’s a sign. More so if you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom (Which Is What I Found Myself Doing Quite Often). It could be a diabetic symptom.
Your kidneys now crank into high gear to get all the excess glucose out of your blood, causing you to relieve yourself multiple times at night.
The excessive feeling of needing liquid is your body trying to replace all that lost fluid. Remember you’re urinating a lot so your body is not holding liquid very long.
These two symptoms go hand in hand and are some of your body’s natural ways of telling you that you need to manage high blood sugar.
Weight loss – Is another key symptoms stage two diabetes let me explain. Increased high blood sugar levels can also cause rapid weight loss.
Not 1 or 2 pounds I’m talking more about the 10-20 range over a couple of months span. Without you trying to lose that much weight. You may be thinking that’s a good thing but It’s not a healthy weight loss method.
More like deteriorating fade away type of weight loss and you don’t want that.
The reason for this weight loss is because the insulin hormone isn’t getting glucose into the cells, where it can be used as energy, your body now thinks it’s starving and kicks into survival mode.
Your body is now breaking down protein from your muscles as an alternate source of fuel.
This causes you to lose weight rapidly. The kidneys are a major part in this also working extremely hard to eliminate the excess sugar, and this leads to loss of calories and eventually harms the kidneys.
Hunger – (Was My Main Symptom) Excessive craves for food, is another sign of diabetes, this comes from sharp peaks and lows in your blood sugar levels.
(When it hits you you’ll feel lightheaded and close to fainting). When the blood sugar levels decrease, your body gets the initiative that it’s been fed and begins to crave more of the glucose that cells need to function.
I was told this one I didn’t really have this symptom but everyone is different.
Skin Problems itchy skin, the result of dry skin or poor circulation, can usually be a warning sign of that pest diabetes, as are other skin conditions such as acanthosis nigricans in more simplistic terms it’s the darkening of the skin around your armpit or neck area.
People who have this already have an insulin resistance process live and in effect even though their blood sugar might not be high.
When you get these symptoms I advise you to get your blood sugar checked as soon as possible.
Another is Slow Healing infections, cuts, and bruises that don’t heal normally is sadly another traditional sign of symptoms stage 2 diabetes.
This often happens because the blood vessels are being disrupted by the extra about of glucose moving through the veins and arteries.
This makes it difficult for blood needed to promote healing and reach different areas of the body.
Yeast Infections – Diabetes is considered an immunosuppressed state. That means it’s highly likely to submit to a variety of infections, although the most common are yeast (Candida) and other fungal infections.
Fungi and bacteria both thrive in sugar-rich environments. Women more so than men need to look out for vaginal candida infections.
Fatigue and Irritability – (Is another major one I experienced) When people have high blood sugar levels, depending on the time frame, they can get become the accustom to chronically not feeling well.
Which becomes the everyday norm to them and they accept it.
Getting up constantly at night will make an Olympic track runner tired, as will the extra effort your body is putting out to compensate for all its glucose deficiency.
Everyone knows when you’re sleepy and tired you become very irritable. People who’ve had really high blood sugar, when brought down most of the time they say they didn’t know how bad they actually felt.
Blurry Vision – (I had this problem also) having distorted vision and seeing floaters or occasional flashes of bright lights is often a result of high blood sugar levels.
Blurry vision is a refraction problem. When the glucose in the blood is escalated, it alters the shape of the lens and the eye itself.
The good news is that this symptom is reversible once your blood sugar levels are returned to normal and balanced out.
Note if you let your blood sugar level go unchecked for a long period of time and your glucose will cause irreversible damage, in some cases even blindness.
That’s not anything you want knocking on your doorstep.
Tingling or Numbness – In the hands or feet, addition with pain or swelling, are signs that nerves are being corrupted by diabetes.
Good news though if the symptoms or more recent. As it’s more likely to be fixed.
Just like with vision, if blood sugar levels are allowed to go undetected for too long. Neuropathy (nerve damage) will be permanent. that’s why it’s good to control your blood sugar quickly as possible.
This is really how I found out I was a diabetic with Blood Test not just one but multiple.
Several tests are used to check for diabetes a single result doesn’t have enough in it to tell whether you’re a diabetic or not.
One is the fasting plasma glucose test, which checks your blood sugar at night or 8 hours with you not eating.
Blood glucose above 126 milligrams per deciliter(mg/dL) two results of this means you have diabetes.
The regular cutoff is 99 mg/dL while a blood sugar level of 100 to 125 mg/dL is considered prediabetes, a very serious condition on its own.
Now that you know some key symptoms to diabetes. It is very important to get checked for any of these if you are experiencing symptoms listed above.
Don’t sweep it under the rug or treat it as if it’s not serious. Your health is all you have and you should treat it as such.
Have a great day thank you for stopping by be blessed. Feel free to leave a comment or feedback on your own personal experience with these symptoms or on the post in general.
I will respond as soon as I can.
For those of you who want to know exactly what I used to help fight my diabetes, you should check out the link below.