Type 2 diabetes differs from type 1 diabetes, in that it is closely related to obesity, and on the other hand, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease not linked to weight. There are seven warning signs of high blood sugar, a “determining factor for type 2 diabetes”, and the UK Diabetes Association confirmed that one of the warning signs of type 2 diabetes is “going to the toilet a lot.”
Reducing the chances of infection
The UK Diabetes Organization advises anyone with symptoms of diabetes to visit their GP, as the diagnosis and appropriate treatment can reduce the chances of developing serious health complications. It can be said that we are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes when we suffer from high blood pressure, and if we are overweight.
Also, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) also have an increased risk, as the condition is associated with insulin resistance, which is the main hormone that the pancreas secretes when blood sugar levels rise, and the secretion of insulin in the body’s cells enables sugar to be absorbed into the bloodstream for use in energy.
However, if the body’s cells become resistant to insulin, the sugar will continue to build up in the bloodstream.
Warning signs of type 2 diabetes
Unexplained weight loss.
Recurrent thrush infections.
Wounds take longer to heal.
• A constant feeling of thirst, regardless of the amount you eat.
Certain health conditions are also a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, such as:
Antipsychotic medications can increase a person’s risk of developing high blood sugar.