Our bodies produce a hormone known as insulin. This helps us to metabolize glucose and regulate the amount of glucose that is in the blood. Some people, however, have a resistance to insulin, making it less effective. Others have a problem producing insulin, meaning they cannot regulate their blood glucose levels.
As a result of improper glucose regulation, patients will develop hyperglycemia (increased glucose levels in the blood), which happens to be the main problem in type 2 diabetes. It is a condition that affects millions of people around the world, and a condition that does require treatment.
Type 2 diabetes can cause some very unwelcome symptoms. Ten of these symptoms are discussed below.
Symptom #1: Slow Healing
It is all but impossible to completely avoid picking up cuts and bruises. We are very likely to come into contact with items that can cause us harm. It is not usually too much of a problem, though, depending on the severity of the injury. While they can be quite painful, such injuries will usually heal naturally.
People with type 2 diabetes, however, can find that it takes longer even for the smallest of wounds to heal. This can cause some discomfort and can also increase the chances of an infection developing. Anybody that is experiencing this symptom should arrange to find out what is causing it.