Madison Diabetes Help: Do You Suspect You Have Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes is fast becoming a national health crisis. More and more people are developing Type 2 diabetes. Perhaps more alarmingly, more and more children are developing this disease at a younger and younger age. This significantly increases the likelihood that a child will have a serious health issue at some point in their life. By learning the potential signs and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, you can learn about this disease as early as possible and give yourself the best chance possible at successfully reversing this dangerous disease.

One of the first symptoms a person has is that they are excessively thirsty all the time. This is an insatiable craving for water that does not abet no matter how much water a person drinks. This is because when your body can’t process the sugar within it, the kidneys are forced to work overtime to flush the sugar out via urination. To do this, they draw fluid from other tissues to help remove the sugar from the body. This causes a person to constantly feel dehydrated while also urinating excessively. If you have found that you simply cannot get enough water and are urinating significantly more than you ever have, it may be one of the first signs of Type 2 diabetes.

Another common symptom of diabetes is fatigue. Our body burns sugar to help give us energy throughout the day. When the body can’t process this sugar and is forced to flush it out of the body, our bodies don’t get the energy they need to function properly. Often accompanying this fatigue is a constant hunger, even after a person has just eaten. Since our body is not breaking down our food properly, the body is not getting the nutrition it needs and is instead sending signals to the brain that the body needs nutrition. By changing your diet and giving the body the nutrition it needs.

People also commonly report tingling in the extremities (the hands and the feet) due to problems with blood flow in the body. This can also result in bruises or cuts that are slow to heal because blood isn’t getting to these abrasions (and giving them the white blood cells they need to repair themselves). This happens when people develop diabetes because red blood cells are damaged which can lead to plaque build-up in the arteries. If left unattended, this can lead to problems with the feet and hands, including amputation in very extreme cases.

If you have experienced these or other Type 2 diabetes symptoms, it is imperative that you change your lifestyle as quickly as possible. A functional medicine provider can help you identify areas that can be improved in your diet, exercise habits, and other lifestyle choices. You can potentially repair the damage done to your body and prevent the serious health problems that come from diabetes through an all-natural, personalized therapy. To learn more about how these therapies can help with your diabetes symptoms, work with a functional medicine doctor right away.

-Dr. Ashley Woyak, Forward Natural Medicine