HALF OF THE DISEASED DO NOT KNOW THEY HAVE THIS DISEASE!
Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious consequences such as kidney failure and blindness, and it also increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. What is even worse is the fact that almost 30% of diabetics are not aware they have it, and the situation needs to be regulated as soon as possible.
Symptoms you should pay attention to are the following ones:
Increased thirst and frequent urination
As the excess sugar enters the bloodstream, the liquid withdraws from the tissue. Because of this you crave for fluids more than usual, and as a result you will drink and urinate more frequently.
Although you eat more than usual, you lose weight. Without the ability to use glucose, the body uses fuel that is stored in muscles and fat. Calories are lost and glucose is excreted in the urine.
Increased feeling of hunger
Without sufficient insulin, glucose cannot be transferred to the cells, so your muscles and organs remain without sufficient energy. It causes feelings of intense hunger.
When cells are left without sugar you become irritable and tiresome.
If blood sugar is too high, liquid from the eyes can withdraw, and this may affect the ability to focus.
Frequent infections and wounds that heal slowly
Diabetes type 2 affects the body’s ability to heal and fight against infections.
How to help yourselves?
There are several ways through which you can prevent diabetes occurrence:
Start with daily physical activity. Exercise improves the action of insulin, and the glucose from the blood directs towards the tissue, where it can be used for energy.
Maintain a healthy body weight. If you are overweight, try to lose more weight and reduce the chances of developing the diabetes.
Consume ingredients with no refined carbohydrates, more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and monounsaturated fats – olive oil.
Take care of your health and regularly control blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides. If necessary, seek medical attention.