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Published: 0851 GMT December 03, 2017

Type 2 diabetes: Seven signs you should see a doctor

Type 2 diabetes: Seven signs you should see a doctor
express.co.uk

Type 2 diabetes is increasingly common, and sufferers risk heart disease and blindness. These are the seven signs you could be suffering.

Diabetes symptoms include feeling very thirsty.

Fatigue and blurred vision could be sign of condition.

Urinating more often than usual and weight are symptoms of diabetes.

90 percent of diabetes patients in the UK have type 2.

 

Diabetes is where a person’s blood sugar levels become too high, and 90 per cent of sufferers are diagnosed with type 2 in the UK, express.co.uk reported.

This means that their body doesn’t produce enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels down.

In contrast to type 2, which can develop very quickly, many symptoms of type 2 diabetes appear gradually over the years.

According to the National Health Service (NHS), these are the seven warning signs you should see a doctor as soon as possible:

 

·       Feeling very thirsty

·        Urinating more frequently than usual, particularly at night

·       Feeling very tired

·       Weight loss and loss of muscle bulk

·       Itching around the penis or vagina, or frequent episodes of thrush

·        Cuts or wounds that heal slowly

·           Blurred vision

 

According to diabetes.co.uk, symptoms may be more apparent after meals.

While these signs may not seem to be directly related to blood sugar, they are because diabetes has a knock on effect on other functions in the body.

According to Diabetes UK, they occur when the body tries to reduce excess glucose levels.

For example, thrush happens as the body attempts to flush it out as urine, which risks the fungal infection.

While symptoms may not seem too serious — and could even be caused by something else — however it is important not to ignore them.

Left untreated, type 2 diabetes could cause problems with the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys.

It is thought up to 850,000 adults in the UK could be suffering from type 2 and are not aware of it.

If you have elevated levels of both blood pressure and cholesterol it is worth getting checked out for type 2.

   
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