Early onset type-2 diabetes symptoms can be very vague – even many patients who are diagnosed with the disease don’t realize that they are having it. However there are some warning signs you should not ignore so thus the disease can be early diagnosed and treated as well.
Unlike type-1, type-2 is not insulin-dependent diabetes. The pancreas is usually still able to make some insulin. Find more in-depth information for the differences between type-1 and type-2 diabetes on this section.
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If compared to individuals with normal weight, ‘Yes’ the disease is likely to occur in people with obesity. Even many researches have confirmed that obesity is one of the leading risk factors.
If you have over 25 of BMI (body mass index), it could be an alarm for your insulin sensitivity since gaining more pounds of excess weight would make diabetes more likely – according to WebMD. So it’s very important to maintain and have a healthy weight.
The level of your physical activities may have a role too. Although you have normal weight, you are still at high risk if you have poor fitness status.
Either too low or too high of blood sugar level is not good for the health of your body. Each condition can cause some health problems.
Hypoglycemia (too low blood sugar)! While high blood sugar is common in people with diabetes, they also can experience some episodes of hypoglycemia – especially for those with type-1!
It’s common to have hypoglycemia when you have gotten very hungry or after strenuous workout. In such case, this is perfectly normal. Everyone can have this situation at sometime in life!
Diabetes is not the single reason in causing hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia may also occur with the following conditions:
- After stomach surgery.
- Abusing alcohol.
- A consequence of a metabolic problem.
- Health problems affecting pancreas, liver, or kidneys.
- Certain medicines such as some antipsychotic agents, beta blockers, niacin, corticosteroids, etc – ask a doctor for in-depth information!
Some common signs of hypoglycemia are as follows:
- In sever case – it can lead to coma, seizures, or even death.
- In moderate case – it may cause dizziness (feeling confused), nervous, and feeling of short-tempered. Sometimes it causes blurred vision, loss of ability for the balance (trouble walking), and increased beats of heart rhythm.
- In mild case. A mild drop in blood sugar level is also probably enough to trigger a few symptoms. These may include an increased feeling of hungry, vomiting, changes of your heart beats (more quickly than usual), sweating, and clammy /cold skin.
Since there are also other health conditions that can lead to similar symptoms, the diagnosis of hypoglycemia is not enough from physical observation through your signs and symptoms. If necessary, some tests are required.
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Hyperglycemia (too high blood sugar)! With diabetes, hyperglycemia could be fatal without prompt treatment. The opposite condition of hypoglycemia, it is a condition of when there is too much glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream.
Some common signs of hyperglycemia include increased thirst, weight loss, frequent urination, dizziness /headaches, tired feeling (fatigue), decreased vision (blurred), and problem in concentration. Also, if you check the level of your blood sugar, the level is higher than 180 mg /dL.
The complications of hyperglycemia may include:
- ED /erectile dysfunction in men or other problems due to nerve damage.
- More serious conditions affecting the vision, including the risk of blindness.
- Damage to the blood vessels and the kidneys.
- Vulnerable to have skin infections.
- Slow-healing sores /cuts.
Most cases of hyperglycemia occur in people with diabetes. But there are also a few cases of hyperglycemia caused by other health conditions with the absence of a diabetes diagnosis.
Some studies suggest that a frequent high stress generated by certain health problems (like myocardial infarction or stroke) may contribute to trigger & cause hyperglycemia.
In general, signs and symptoms of high blood sugar in diabetics also can occur in non-diabetics. These may include frequent urination, blurred visions or eye problems, increased feeling of hunger & thirst, lack of energy & fatigue, skin problems (such itchy /dry problem), ED in men, etc.
High blood sugar during pregnancy is often associated with a condition called gestational diabetes. Though it can increase the risk of some pregnancy complications, it usually goes away on its own after giving birth. However, if you have it during pregnancy – your risk for type-2 diabetes increases afterward.
Complications are preventable as long as gestational diabetes is well controlled during pregnancy. If poorly controlled, the condition may cause serious complications.
Fortunately with the right treatment, most pregnant women with gestational diabetes can cope with the problem and deliver healthy baby. Most pregnant women are usually recommended to take glucose tolerance test in 24-28th weeks of their pregnancy – according to the recommendation from the American Diabetes Association.
The clearly answer for the exact cause of gestational diabetes is unclear. It seems hormones released by the pancreas are likely to become less effective in some pregnancies.
Signs and symptoms of gestational diabetes may include increased hunger, blurred vision, increased urination and thirst. Sometimes the condition doesn’t cause any symptom.
Furthermore, some diabetes symptoms could be a normal part of pregnancy. For instances, increased hunger and frequent urination are also quite common in normal pregnancies.
When we are talking about early onset signs and symptoms of type-2 diabetes, it often refers to a condition called prediabetes.
The early warning signs can vary. But mostly these may include fatigue, extreme /unusual thirst, blurred /decreased vision, and a frequent urge to urinate — all these symptoms are vogue. It seems it’s hard to identify early onset type-2 diabetes. What’s more?