With more than 400 million people in the world living with type 2 diabetes, it makes you wonder what makes it different.
Type 2 diabetes is more common than the other types of diabetes (type 1 and gestational diabetes), and it occurs when your blood sugar, or blood glucose, is too high because your body either no longer produces enough insulin to help glucose turn into energy or is resistant to it.
This type of diabetes largely affects adults and children and though it is milder than type 1 diabetes, it can be deadly as well.
What’s more worrisome is that there are many people who have type 2 diabetes and don’t know it. These people aren’t entirely to blame because some symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be easy to miss, but it still doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t learn about this common chronic disease.
For this reason, we collected the tricky signs of type 2 diabetes that you should definitely know about to start treatment early and avoid some dangerous health complications like kidney damage, nerve damage, eye damage, blindness, heart disease, stroke, etc.