It always amazes me when I have a potential wellness member consultation where they indicate they are pre-diabetic or full-blown type 2 diabetic – and they don’t seem overly concerned about that condition. They don’t really feel anything, they may be on medication, and that’s enough for them. This is beyond alarming!!! Type 2 diabetes can be life-threatening. There’s a very good chance that this condition can be reversed IF positive lifestyle choices are made before it’s too late.
This is an overview as to how Type 2 Diabetes develops and manifests. Type 2 Diabetes begins with Insulin Resistance. Insulin is a hormone secreted from the pancreas to help digest sugars from carbohydrates in the food you eat. [Again, remember that carbohydrate is ANY food that either doesn’t have a face or had a parent with a face.] Insulin helps maintain your blood sugar levels in a healthy range to prevent diabetes from occurring.
However, if you have Type 2 diabetes, insulin no longer works properly. Your cells are not able to absorb the sugar that comes from your food, leaving it stranded in your bloodstream. As a result, your pancreas secretes more insulin to compensate but can’t keep up with demand. Eventually, your cells develop insulin resistance.
As mentioned earlier, the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes are not readily apparent and will only gradually develop over time. These develop long before you are officially “Type 2”. Things to look out for include;
Fatigue – you feel immediately tired, especially after eating meals.
Hunger – you often feel hungry. You may even still feel hungry even after eating a meal.
Frequent urination – You may find yourself urinating more often, especially during the night.
Thirst – You may feel more thirsty than usual.
Blurred vision – Your vision will gradually become blurry and you may find it harder to focus on your surroundings.
Itchiness – You may feel increased itchiness, especially around the genitals
Healing problems – wounds and cuts may take longer to heal than usual.
Skin conditions – Aside from itchiness, you may develop skin disorders such as psoriasis.
Microbial infections – Women may have recurrent yeast infections.
Weight loss – you may notice you are slowly losing weight even if you haven’t made changes to your diet.
Type 2 diabetes is a preventable condition IF you consistently adhere to healthy lifestyle choices. It is nearly 100% curable as long as you get educated as to how to take control of your health right now. That’s what Truecare Wellness offers – an evidence-based education to help you achieve true health independence.