Diabetes is becoming a public health problem in more countries every day. It is a highly prevalent disease in western countries, and it has been associated with obesity and unhealthy dietary patterns. But since the western diet has so many processed foods and is loaded with carbs, some people don’t know they have diabetes or an early and reversible stage known as a metabolic syndrome until they reach a very severe condition and complications of the disease.
If you don’t want to wait that long, you may benefit from reading about the symptoms of type 2 diabetes to find out if they apply to you. Your risk will be higher if you have unhealthy eating patterns, do not exercise, and are overweight.
The signs you might want to look at include the following:
1) Reduced energy levels
Patients with type 2 diabetes usually feel more tired than usual when performing their daily activities. This is known as fatigue, and it can be caused by multiple factors, such as illness or medication. Many people with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of experiencing fatigue, which can cause them to lose interest in doing things they usually enjoy.
Fatigue also may make it harder for people with diabetes to work, sleep, or do other activities they want to do. Fatigue can sometimes be worse during the day than at night. The good news is that most people with type 2 diabetes who experience fatigue will improve with treatment.