Increased appetite, constant hunger may signal for type 2 diabetes

January 13, 2020  21:10

A sudden increase in appetite and a constant feeling of hunger can signal type 2 diabetes, sa Express.co.uk.

Experts warn that the sooner diabetes is diagnosed and its treatment is started, the better its results will be early treatment reduces the risk of others that may develop in the presence of diabetes.

According to Diabetes.co.uk, in type 2 diabetes, the blood glucose level remains abnormally high (hyperglycemia), because glucose from the blood cannot enter the cells due to a lack of insulin or their insulin resistance. For this reason, the body cannot convert food into enough energy, and this lack of energy causes a constant feeling of hunger and increased appetite.

At the same time, eating more food can only aggravate the problem, because because of this, the level of glucose in the blood rises even higher, especially if there are foods rich in simple carbohydrates.

Experts recall that in addition to increased appetite, symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:

  • increased urination, especially at night;
  • constant feeling of thirst;
  • increased fatigue;
  • weight loss without trying to lose weight;
  • genital itching;
  • long healing of cuts or wounds;
  • blurred vision.

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