There are symptoms that can be pretty hard to figure out, especially with diabetes type 2. There are even some people that have a high level of blood sugar and they don’t even know it. Among the signs of the condition, there are some that affect your hands or legs. Here’s what you need to be looking for.
Type 2 Diabetes
This disease is caused by the presence of insufficient insulin in the body or the body’s lack of reaction towards this hormone. About 3.7 million people are currently suffering from this affliction. To make matters worse, type 2 diabetes can cause some serious complications which can result in strokes or heart attacks.
The most commons signs of having this kind of disease include urinating more than what is usual or unusual tiredness. However, another symptom has just been revealed. Apparently, if you feel a burning sensation in your hands, then you could be at risk of diabetes.
Why does this happen?
The burning pain may come from diabetic neuropathy. This occurs when you have high levels of sugar in your blood, which can produce some serious nerve damage. This kind of neuropathy can vary from numb or painful hands and feet to having problems with the heart or the digestive system.
It is a consistent sign of diabetes, although it develops gradually. The famous Mayo Clinic has warned us that there are a lot of people who aren’t aware of this symptom until considerable nerve damage has happened.
What should you do?
If you notice a tingling sensation in your hands or on your feet, combined with some numbness or, even worse, a burning sensation in your limbs, then you should contact a doctor immediately.
Laura grew up in a small town in northern Quebec. She studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married her husband one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children. Laura is an advocate for people with disabilities.