Check List For The Earliest Signs of Type 2 Diabetes!

Check List For The Earliest Signs of Type 2 Diabetes! – Do you know if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes? Here is a simple test … do you carry fat mostly in your abdominal area? Pinch it, if you can pinch up an inch, you are at an increased risk for type 2. Now let’s look at a few other areas … how have you been feeling in the last year or two? That long you say? Well yes, you see, type 2 is known as the silent killer. It sneaks up on you, one step at a time, and you don’t have a clue it’s moving in on you.
Here are a few early signs, create a check list and see how you score:
Do you:
1. feel tired or lack energy in general or after eating?
2. experience fuzzy thinking a lot of the time?
3. become cross when you don’t eat on time?
4. have a waist measurement more than 40 inches (100cms) for a male, over 34 inches (85cms) for a female?
5. experience frequent heartburn or take medications to control this?
6. need to urinate frequently, including during the night?
7. feel dehydrated generally and often have a dry mouth?
8. snack to get more energy?
9. have sugar cravings?
10. have wounds that heal slowly? Or inflamed infected gums?
Some of the early signs of type 2 diabetes, or pre-diabetes, are so common that people think these signs are normal. So even if you only check a couple of these signs, the next step is to make an appointment to see your health care provider.
Type 2 diabetes develops slowly over the course of several years. The process begins when your body’s cells can’t use insulin properly and could result from:
a genetic predisposition excess weight feeling high stress levels over a long period taking medications such as steroids
When your body responds to these issues it creates chemicals that prevents the correct use of insulin. There is still insulin in your body, it just doesn’t work the way it is supposed to.
Your health care provider will order:
1. Fasting blood sugar levels: Blood is taken and tested after you have not eaten for eight hours. This test shows how well your body uses sugar when no food is available. Normal range would be less than 100 mg/dl (5.6 mmol/l).
2. Oral Glucose Tolerance Test: Or a sugar challenge. You are given a sugary drink and after two hours blood is taken and your blood sugar level then tested. Blood is also taken before being given this drink. Normal range here is less than 140 mg/dl (7.8 mmol/l).