Diabetes, a health condition where one’s body is no longer producing insulin to properly regulate blood glucose level is common across the world. With two different types of diabetes, the signs of each type can be different. This time, we discuss signs of diabetes in women with type 2 diabetes.
Usually, women who are 30 years old with bad diet are more vulnerable than young adults and teens. There is one particular unique condition on women that is linked to higher risk of diabetes. It refers to the condition known as polycystic ovarian syndrome, a condition where ovaries enlarged and unable to properly release the eggs.
While it can take years for the signs or symptoms of diabetes to develop, it is necessary to be aware of any symptoms and to have blood glucose level check regularly.
Diabetic ketoacidoses causes certain diabetes symptoms including excessive thirst. It is not just a usual thirst. Instead, it is an insatiable thirst that it doesn’t matter how much water you drink yet you still feel parched.
Fatigue is another common symptom. Again, it is no usual symptom of fatigue or feeling of tiredness. It is a feeling that it is very hard for you to keep your eyes open in the middle of the day. And, it is also associated with feeling weak, having difficulty in doing any movement and activity.
Unusual Weight Gain
Another symptom is unusual weight gain. It often happens to pregnant women due to increasing body’s need for insulin. As a result, body gains more weight to fulfill the need for more insulin. It is what is called as indicator or gestational diabetes.
Diabetes has direct link to kidney function. When body has too much blood glucose in bloodstream and there is not enough level of insulin to break down the glucose for absorption, the kidney is the organ doing the work to stream away the glucose through urinary. So, it causes more frequent urinary.
When one’s body has too much amount of unabsorbed glucose, the eyes function is affected. As a result, the person may suffer from vision problem including blurred vision and vision loss.
Decreased Sensation in Feet and Hands
Another common symptom of type 2 diabetes is decreased sensation in feet and hands that often happens suddenly without any clear cause. In some condition, women can experience pain or diabetic neuropathy. In worse condition, diabetes may cause nerve pain and damage.