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Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms Revealed

Jan 25, 2008
Type 2 diabetes, or non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) makes up the majority of diabetes cases. It's estimated that around 13 million in the USA suffer from Type 2. Unlike Type I, Type II progresses at a slow pace. It can creep along and be unnoticed for years. For this reason, Type 2 diabetes is beginning to be called the "stealth disease." This type of diabetes can walk around with a person from day to day and they will begin to believe it's a normal process of their life. Well, I have news for you, it's not and it's very lethal if left untreated. If you notice any of the symptoms below, you should visit the doctor immediately. Untreated cases of diabetes account for most of the cases of fatalities of diabetes.

There is amazing technology and medicine today to help you cope with diabetes.

Below is a list of the top symptoms for users that may have Type 2 Diabetes:

Any of the Type 1 symptoms listed above: Any of the symptoms listed above can and probably will be apparent in an individual that has Type 1 diabetes.

Tingling or Numbness in Legs, Feet, or Fingers: You may have a burning sensation or heightened sensitivity in these extremities or on other spots of your skin. Symptoms, such as leg cramps can appear or worsen at night time. These may be signs that circulation is poor or nerve damage is beginning to progress.

Frequent Infections: Diabetes weakens the body's defenses against invasions of bacteria. Infections of the gums, urinary tract, or skin can keep recurring and take a long time to clear up. This shows that the disease may have begun interfering with the immune system.

Itching of Skin and Genitals : This is the result of an underlying infection or dehydration, a common by-product of diabetes.

Slow Healing of Cuts and Bruises : Diabetes has affects how cells use the nutrients taken from food. The body may have difficult repairing damaged tissue. Diabetes is also known to thicken blood vessels, slowing circulation and preventing wounds from receiving nutrients and oxygen.

The problem millions of people face a year is that these symptoms can be overlooked and even blamed for other conditions. You have to make sure that your blood sugar level is checked yearly, at the very least, and more frequently if there are manifestations of any of the symptoms above.

Below is a list of the top symptoms for women that may have gestational diabetes:

* Many women experience no symptoms at all
* Thirst
* Hunger
* Urination increase
* Fatigue
* Nausea
* Vomiting
* Bladder infection
* Vaginal infection

The symptoms above should be used as a resource to diagnose yourself with diabetes, it should simply be a resource to pre-diagnose yourself. The only way to truly know if you have diabetes or not is to visit the doctor and be tested. If you have any slight assumption in your mind that you may have diabetes, then visit the doctor immediately, do not leave this disease untreated or it could result in a very dangerous and possibly fatal result.
About the Author
Gary Sanders is an expert on Type 2 diabetes. He has dedicated the last decade of his life to mastering every aspect of diabetes including nutrition, diabetes symptoms, diagnosis, and prevention. He has created an award winning guide that is available at http://www.diabetessymptomsguide.com/
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