EAT THIS, NOT THAT! – More than 122 million Americans are living with diabetes.
“Knowing your risk factors and the early signs of type 2 diabetes can help prevent or delay development of this chronic condition that affects millions of people,” says endocrinologist Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD.
Here are five warning signs of diabetes, according to experts.
1 Infections and Slow Wound Healing
Constant infections and slow wound healing could be signs of type 2 diabetes. The effects of type 2 diabetes make it harder for your body to fight off an infection, so you may experience frequent infections.
2 Blurry Vision
Blurry vision, especially after eating, could be a symptom of diabetes. High blood sugar levels can cause fluid to move in and out of parts of your eye, often leading to swelling of the eye’s lens.
3 Extreme Hunger
Do you feel ravenous no matter how much food you eat? Constant hunger could be a sign of type 2 diabetes, doctors warn. That’s because your muscles aren’t getting the energy they need from the food; your body’s insulin resistance keeps glucose from entering the muscle and providing energy.
4 Frequent Urination
Going to the bathroom more than normal, especially at night, is a sign of high blood sugar.
5 Skin Changes
Unexplained skin changes should never be ignored, doctors warn. Diabetes can cause dark, velvety patches of skin in the folds of your neck, armpits or groin due to an excess of insulin in the blood… read more.