Type II diabetes symptoms are generally similar to the disease type 1 diabetes. Formerly referred to as non-insulin-dependent diabetes, the pancreas has not lost the ability to create insulin, the cells of the body simply have developed a resistance to it.
Blood sugar levels increase and cells are not able to intake sugar to use for their normal metabolic needs. Multiple complications can arise as a result of this sugar imbalance.
Type II diabetes typically begins after 30 years of age and occurs more frequently as age progresses.
Obesity has been identified as one of the main risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes symptoms:
- frequent urination
- excessive quantities of urine
- excessive thirst
- weight loss
- persistent hunger
- blurred vision
- quick to fatigue
- abdominal pain
- deep and rapid breathing
- breath smells like nail polish remover (ketones)
Type II diabetes disease symptoms may not appear in affected individuals for years or decades. The early type 2 diabetes symptoms may be very minor and may go unnoticed.
With some environmental or induced stress blood sugar levels can rise to very high levels. Seizures, confusion or a drowsy feeling may result.
Oppositely, hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, may develop in early type 2 diabetes.
Diagnosis for type II diabetes is accomplished by blood testing.
There is currently no cure. Treatment for type II diabetes is through blood sugar monitoring and insulin administration (self-managed by individual from home).
Weight control through diet, exercise, and education are also very effective in helping control the disease.
Type II diabetes has potentially severe health effects, aside from its symptoms, if not treated or controlled properly.
Potentially fatal cardiovascular, neurological, and metabolic conditions can result from the disease.