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15 Subtle Warning Signs of Type 2 Diabetes Lurking in Plain Sight


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Of the more than 30 million Americans who have diabetes, up to 95 percent have type 2, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This chronic condition affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose): According to the Mayo Clinic, “your body either resists the effects of insulin—a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells—or doesn’t produce enough insulin.” So, how can you tell if your body is suffering from type 2 diabetes? To help you know the warning signs, we’ve rounded up some of the subtle type 2 diabetes symptoms to be aware of, according to doctors and researchers. If you suspect something is off with your blood sugar levels, it’s time to get checked out!

After all, maintenance, management, and medication are all essential when it comes to type 2 diabetes; if left untreated, it can lead to everything from heart disease to kidney damage, and these effects are irreversible. Obviously, early detection is crucial and armed with this knowledge, you’ll know what to look out for! And if you’re curious about this disease.

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