Symptoms on which you must pay attention:
- Increased thirst and frequent urination
As excess sugar enters the bloodstream, the fluid is withdrawn from the tissue. Because of this you crave more than usual, and as a result of it, you will often drink water and urinate.
- Blurred vision
If the sugar in your blood is too high, your eyes will most likely get dry. This can affect the ability to focus.
- Weight loss
Even though you eat large amount of food, you still lose weight. Since you do not use your glucose, your body finds alternative “fuels” stored in the muscles and fats. Calories are spent and the glucose is ejected through the urine.
- Increased hunger
Since you do not have enough insulin, the sugar cannot be transferred into the cells. This way your muscles have lack of energy. This state causes intensive feeling of hunger.
When cells have lack of sugar they make you become tired and/or exhausted.
- Wounds that heal very slowly or frequent infections
Diabetes 2 affects your body’s healing capability. This is why your wounds will heal longer than usual.
How to help yourselves?
You can only prevent or delay the diabetes occurrence, and here is how:
- Consume ingredients without refined carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables, integral grains and monounsaturated fats such as olive oil
- Include physical activities into your daily activities. Exercise improves insulin’s actions and directs blood’s glucose into the tissues (where it can be used as energy).
- Maintain healthy body weight. If you’re overweight, the more weight you lose, the more you reduce your chances of getting diabetes.
- Take care of your overall health. Check your blood pressure, cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels on a regular basis. If you need any help, do not hesitate and ask for it.
Source: Healthy Food Team