Symptoms that need to be noted are:
Increased thirst and frequent urination. As excess sugar enters the bloodstream, the fluid is withdrawn from the tissue. Because you are thirsty more than usual, you drink more and urinate more often.
Increased hunger. Without enough insulin to carry sugar to the cells, your muscles and organs remain without power. This triggers intense hunger.
Loss of weight. Although eating more than usual, you can lose weight. Without the ability to use glucose, the body uses alternative fuels stored in muscle and fat. Calories are lost, and glucose in the urine is discharged.
Fatigue. When cells lack glucose, become tiresome and irritable.
Blurred vision. If blood sugar is too high, the eyes are producing more liquid, and this can affect the ability to focus.
Wounds that heal slowly or frequent infections. Type 2 diabetes affects the ability to heal and fight infections.
How can we help?
The only bright spot in this sad news is that there are ways to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. Here’s how:
Introduce the physical activity on a daily basis. Exercise improves insulin action and glucose from the blood to direct tissue, where it can be used for energy.
Maintain a healthy body weight. If you’re overweight, the more weight you lose, the more you reduce your chances of getting diabetes.
Eat foods without refined carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and monounsaturated fats (like olive oil).
Take care of your health. Regularly measure your blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides. Ask for help if you need it.