A Confirmed Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes Will Lead to You Being in Control!

Although type 2 diabetes is a disease that can only be managed, you can enjoy a long, full life. What do you know about type 2 diabetes? Do you know there are different forms of diabetes, even though they share some similar symptoms such as passing large amounts of urine?

What Is Type 2 Diabetes? It is a metabolic condition that’s somewhat complicated and begins with your genetic makeup. If you have a genetic tendency towards this condition, being overweight may bring it on, especially if you carry excess fat around your abdominal area. This is what stops insulin from lowering your blood sugar levels effectively… this is known as “insulin resistance”.

Type 2 usually occurs in older people, who are often overweight, and have less obvious symptoms. As the world’s population becomes more overweight, type 2 diabetes is developing in younger age groups, including children.

At the onset, treatment is with or without tablets. After a few years some diabetics need to use insulin due to the progressive nature of this condition.

Types of Diabetes:

Four Facts About Type 1 Diabetes

  • at one time was called juvenile diabetes
  • usually occurs in younger people
  • insulin injections are always needed as soon as it is diagnosed
  • it tends to develop quickly because the pancreas stops producing insulin, which means sugar is no longer transported into the cells and remains in the bloodstream

Four Facts About Type 2 Diabetes

  • this was once known as adult-onset diabetes
  • now found in younger age groups
  • even if you have just been diagnosed with type 2, you have been living with it for several years
  • 90% of people diagnosed with diabetes have type 2. Worldwide, an estimated 177 million people have diabetes and by the year 2025 it is expected to rise to 300 million

Gestational diabetes develops during the later part of pregnancy in some women. In most, the diabetes goes away after delivery… it is likely these women will develop type 2 diabetes later in life.

The symptoms of type 2 diabetes due to high blood sugar levels may include:

  • frequent urination
  • increased thirst
  • mouth feels dry
  • shortly after eating you are again hungry
  • feeling sleepy after eating
  • headaches and/or blurred vision
  • an increase in weight especially around your abdominal area
  • itchiness around your groin area
  • numbness and/or tingling in your hands and/or feet
  • sexual dysfunction
  • slow healing of cuts and sores

It is only human to want to deny that you may have both high blood sugar and insulin levels… the thought may unsettle, shock and upset you. A visit to you doctor will confirm whether or not you have type 2 diabetes and then, when the diagnosis is confirmed, you must manage it intelligently with as much self-discipline as you can come up with each day.

With a confirmed diagnosis, it is possible to live a normal, satisfying life with type 2 diabetes. The day-to-day monitoring of your blood sugar levels and management of your lifestyle is in your hands.

Source by Beverleigh H Piepers

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