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Diabetes Warning Signs Type 2

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11 Signs You Might Have Diabetes | Healthcentral

You might not have any symptoms that you have type 2 diabetes when you get it. In fact, researchers think that the average person already has it for 10 years when a doctor diagnoses it. This type of diabetes comes on slowly. I didnt have any symptoms, but the fact that I was way overweight should have given me the warning so that I could start to manage the disease. Are you thirsty a lot of the time? Having diabetes means that sugar builds up in your bloodstream causing fluid to be pulled from your body. As a result you will probably be more thirsty than normal. Having to pee a lot is another of the most common warning signs that you may have type 2 diabetes. You may notice this more at night when it interrupts your sleep. This is connected of course with being more thirsty and therefore drinking more. What goes in must come out. When you get diabetes, the sugar in your blood gets too high. This can pull fluid from the lenses of your eyes making it harder for your eyes to focus. Blurred vision seems to be the third most common warning sign that you have diabetes. Diabetes affects your bodys ability to heal. This can happen because all that sugar in our bloodstream damages our bloo Continue reading >>

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  1. cocacolamaster77

    I've been trying to find a firm answer as to how long does a person stay in prediabetes range?

  2. powerwalker2

    Hi, I'd say it varies, due to so many different variables, with the most important being what u are doing about it -- testing, exercising, controlling carbs -- and staying in normal range daily?

  3. tiktok2

    There is no firm answer.
    I found out I was "in the prediabetic range" when I was about 38, but I could have been for a few years before.
    I definitely wasn't when I was 30 as determined by blood work:
    my FBG was excellent and my lipids were excellent and my BP was excellent at age 30,
    but at age 38, by then, it was all turning "borderline high" and watched those numbers slowly climb
    until intervention by meds: first statins (in my 40s) followed by metformin ER and a diabetes diagnosis at age 50, followed by BP meds in my early 50s.
    So for me it was 12 or more years in the "prediabetes" category.
    And after 3 years of metformin ER, diet, and exercise working for me, I'm 99% sure I'm gonna need something else soon...my FBG is now consistantly ~15 points higher than it was before Christmas.
    My mother is 20 years older than I am and still holding in the prediabetes category through diet and excercise and no meds.
    So, we're all different.
    But a lower carb diet and exercise and starting medications earlier can keep the diabetes from progressing as quickly, at least for some.
    I haven't noticed weight to make too much of a difference. I've gone up and down, but the diabetes marches on....contrary to popular belief.

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