What Are The Early Warning Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes?

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Early Symptoms Of Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Easy To Miss

Type 2 diabetes is a sneaky devil. Early on, the warning signs can be hard to spot and people sometimes chalk them up to stress or fatigue, and shrug them off. But screening tests and understanding your risk can help people spot diabetes sooner and get the treatment they need, say experts. "The main thing about early diabetes is that you can have abnormal blood sugar for quite some time and be fairly asymptomatic," Dr. Susan Spratt, an endocrinologist and assistant professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, told CBS News. More than 29 million Americans have diabetes - that's nearly 1 out of 10 U.S. adults - and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a quarter of them are undiagnosed. Millions of others are considered at high risk for developing diabetes. Spratt said some people with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes may experience dry mouth, excessive thirst, and they may urinate more frequently. Blurry vision can occur, too. Cuts and bruises may be slow to heal and you may feel tingling, pain, or numbness in your hands and feet, according to the American Diabetes Association. Feeling hungry, even after eating, and experiencing extreme fa Continue reading >>

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  1. Melissa4444

    You know the ones where you replace one meal a day wtih a shake?
    Are they any good? Did you find it helped? Do you know if they are high in sugar? (I'm diabetic, so will need to ask about that with the pharmacist).
    Can you recommend a brand?

  2. BeYOUtiful

    Unfortunately after stopping them and going back to eating 3 meals, your body will store all the fat you eat, trying to store it to protect from the next crash diet. (Mum has had them in the past).
    Sorry, I just really dislike them
    A healthy diet and regular excercise gets and keeps the weight off for longer - or keeps you healthy depending on what you are trying to achieve.
    Good luck

  3. tidy*yesterday

    I put on 10 kilo after I had DS (even though I was breastfeeding - not fair). I did Tony Ferguson strictly for a couple of months and not so strictly for about 3 months. I lost 11 kilo. After about 6 months of finishing I put on 2-3 kilo as I started getting a bit slack with what I was eating. I will definatly do it again after this baby if I need it. I felt so much better about myself when I had lost the weight.
    Not sure about the amount of sugar but I know its real sugar not artificial.
    There are alot of people who don't like these diets but for me it worked well as I got into a better eating pattern (for example having veges for lunch everyday). It got me in the habit of not picking at food inbetween meals.
    Basically I had a shake for breakfast with psyllium husk and fruit for morning tea. Lunch was shake and a big bowl of vege's with cheese (which is a bit naughty) and pesto - yum. Fruit for afternoon tea. For dinner I just had whatever meat/chicken/fish we were having with lots of vegetables. I didn't worry about the size of the protein I didn't get that strict.
    ETA - I am still lighter at 16 weeks pregnant than I was when I got pregnant with DS. t I found that once I gave up breastfeeding that my weight was consistant so once I lost the weight it didn't change much. I know the reason why I put on the 2-3 kilo was because I took up another day at work so less time to exercise as I was/am getting home at eight three nights a week and eating poorly.
    Edited by tidy*yesterday, 28 December 2009 - 12:33 PM.

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