Type 2 Diabetes – Signs & Symptoms

What’s Happening to my Body?

With Type 2 Diabetes, your cells become resistant to the action of insulin. And your pancreas is unable to make enough insulin to overcome this resistance. Instead of moving into your cells where it’s needed for energy, sugar builds up in your bloodstream. The same occurs for pre-diabetes which can lead to type 2 diabetes.

Exactly why this happens is uncertain. It’s believed that genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes. Being overweight is strongly linked to the development of type 2 diabetes, but not everyone with type 2 is overweight.

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Diabetes can affect many parts of the body.  There can be serious complications, such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-limb amputation, among other conditions.

According to the Diabetes Research Institute, about 1 in 10 of the U.S. Population have diabetes.  That’s a large number so likely someone you know suffers from it.  The undiagnosed diabetes numbers are also large.

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Here’s what to look for:

  • Increased Thirst
  • Frequent Urination
  • Extreme Hunger
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Blurred Vision
  • Slow-healing Sores
  • Frequent Infections
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Type 2 Diabetes can occur at any age but usually it’s in adults over 40 years old. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help. If you have Diabetes, you should wear a medical bracelet.  And I.C.O.E. Bracelets make all sorts of Diabetic Medical Alert Bracelets like in the photos. For more information or statistics, go to:

American Diabetes Association,

World Health Organization diabetes facts,

Diabetes Risk Factors from Mayo Clinic.

CDC Report on Diabetes


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