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Transcript: Type 2 Diabetes – Three Easy-To-Miss Early Warning Signs
Every year millions of people around the world are told by their doctor that they have type 2 diabetes. This kind of diabetes occurs when the pancreas, a critical organ located behind the stomach, either doesn’t produce enough of the hormone insulin, or the body fails to respond to insulin as it should. When either of these things occur, the body won’t convert sugar in the blood into usable energy as it normally would.
Three early type 2 diabetes symptoms often go unnoticed because they don’t necessarily make you feel sick. Furthermore, they tend to be similar to symptoms that can be attributed other medical conditions.
These three symptoms include the following.
1. Developing a dark patch or patches of skin on the back of the neck
These may simply look like a layer of dust or dirt, but when you look closer, you’ll see a velvety texture along folds and creases of the skin. This condition can also be a sign some forms of cancer.
2 Blurred vision
This clue is easy to miss because vision changes often take place at various times during your life, and especially as you get older. But vision changes happen in diabetics because diabetes causes fluid levels in the eye fluctuate. These fluctuations result in swelling that diminishes clarity. Diabetes can cause permanent eye damage if it’s not diagnosed soon enough. Early detection and treatment may prevent further deterioration and even restore eyesight to what it was before. Therefore, frequent vision check ups by a professional become important.”
3. Cuts or wounds that take longer to heal than normal
When you have high blood sugar, it reduces the amount of oxygen needed to heal wounds, which slows down the healing process.
Keep in mind, those who are overweight or obese are also more prone to develop type 2 diabetes. Individuals over 40 years old should also be especially watchful for the symptoms of diabetes, along with other signs like passing more urine than normal and feeling excessively tired all of the time.
Diagnosing diabetes type 2 early is crucial, because the later it’s detected, the higher the likelihood of serious, even deadly complications.