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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Type 2 diabetes

I was diagnosed a few years ago with Type 2 Diabetes. My father had Type 2 Diabetes and so it was a great possibility that I would have it as well. Type 2 Diabetes affects millions of Americans. Individuals with type 2 diabetes are not able to use insulin properly. Our bodies require us to insulin to help move glucose (sugar) to millions of cells in our body for energy. When the body does not have enough insulin the glucose gathers in the blood rather than being transported to the bodies cells. Many with Type 2 Diabetes may have for years without being aware of it because there are either no or mild symptoms that easily go unrecognized. I want to share they signs and symptoms with you so that you can be aware if there is a sign that says you should have it checked out.

  • frequent urination
  • increased thirst
  • unexplained loss weight
  • foot pain and numbness
  • wounds that heal slow
  • frequent infections
  • blurred vision
All of the listed are symptoms of type 2 diabetes and worth a visit to the doctor to have things checked out

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