Scientists from the UK, based on the results of the study, identified three main symptoms that precede type 2 diabetes. Experts emphasized the importance of early diagnosis of the disease, because then its development in the body can be prevented.
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The authors of the new scientific work analyzed blood samples of 200,000 people, whose age was in the range of 40-70 years, and found the following: at least 1% of them had already increased blood sugar so much that it signaled type 2 diabetes, they have this disease has not been diagnosed yet. Investigating further, scientists have identified 3 precursor symptoms of the development or even progression of this disease. One of them is frequent urination caused by an increased feeling of thirst. This happens due to an excess of glucose, which is why the kidneys need to work in excess of their norm in order to have time to filter the sugar entering the body. When these organs of the urinary system cease to cope with their function, the remainder of the glucose begins to be excreted from the body along with the urine, “catching” also the fluid in the tissues. This, in turn, entails a second precursor to diabetes – dry mouth and a constant desire to drink water. Frequent thirst indicates an excess of sugar. Because of diabetes, the body cannot rationally cope with the excess amount of glucose, so it begins to accumulate.
The third significant sign that may indicate the development of this disease, experts called chronic fatigue. Be that as it may, sugar and insulin are still needed by the human body for its normal functioning. Glucose is transported from the blood to the cells so that they can use energy. Insulin plays a leading role in this “transportation” process. In the case of its deficiency, sugar does not enter the cells, and therefore they lack energy and strength. Hence – constant fatigue and depression, even when performing simple tasks.