Diabetes, often called the silent killer. It strikes almost 24 million people across the U.S. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease—affecting approximately 90-percent of total diabetes sufferers with insulin resistance—meaning the pancreas is unable to supply the body with adequate insulin levels to maintain healthy and balanced blood glucose.
The surefire way to test for diabetes is by getting your doctor to perform a blood sugar test. However, the following symptoms are indicative that you may have type 2 diabetes…
1. Re-occurring Infections
Type 2 diabetes causes those suffering from the condition to live in an immune-suppressed state, which ultimately leaves them susceptibility to a variety of bacterial infections—such as yeast (or Candida) infections, pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and skin rashes. Basically, “immunosuppression” means that the immune system is unable to fight off infection.
For the diabetic, infections are a constant concern since those suffering from the condition are more prone to developing infections due to high blood sugar levels wearing down the immune system and it’s ability to protect the body. Nerve damage, which also results due to low blood flow to the extremities (legs, feet, arms, hands) in some diabetic patients, can raise the risk of infection.