So, how dangerous is type 2 diabetes? At first you may only experience frustrating and tiresome symptoms when you develop type 2 diabetes. This includes and is not limited to the following conditions:
· Extreme hunger, even when you know you shouldn’t be hungry
· Unusual and unexplained weight variation
· Constant and unnatural thirst
· Frequent urination
· Mood swings and irritability
· Chronic fatigue and low energy
Over time this can lead to more serious symptoms, such as:
· Bruises and cuts that are slow to heal
· Blurry vision
· A numbness and tingling in your hands and feet
· Bladder infections
· Skin and gum conditions
Ignored or left untreated, type 2 diabetes can lead to the following complications:
· Heart disease, including stroke and heart attack
· Loss of hearing
· Alzheimer’s disease
· Nerve damage that leads to loss of a limb, usually a foot or lower leg
· Kidney failure
· Vision problems, including blindness
· Bacterial and fungal infections of your skin
· Death arising from kidney failure
Let’s take a closer look at simple steps you can take to prevent and reverse this debilitating and possibly deadly condition.
How to Take the Danger Out of Type 2 Diabetes
Are you ready for the complicated, in-depth strategy for keeping type 2 diabetes out of your life? Here it is.
1. Eat right.
That’s it. So many times in our lives the results we want are easily achievable. This is the case with preventing or reversing prediabetes and diabetes. Frequent movement, at least 150 minutes each week, plus eating healthy foods is a secret recipe for so many health advantages, including overcoming a whole range of lifestyle diseases.
Since being overweight or obese dramatically improves your chances of developing diabetes, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is essential. This means standing up more than you sit down. It means moving instead of being sedentary. It also means eating fewer processed foods, refined sugars and white flour, and enjoying more nutritious and delicious fresh fruits, berries, nuts, wild-caught fish, grass-fed beef and organic, pastured poultry and dairy products.
You’ve probably heard the whole “exercise and eat right” argument for good health many times. While it is very easy to choose proper nutrition and physical activity over eating junk food and being sedentary, it is also usually even easier to choose those unhealthier activities. Making smart choices about your diet and physical fitness can lead to so many wonderful mental and physical health rewards. It is also the best way to keep the dangers of type 2 diabetes out of your life.