A lot of people don't know that I am a Type 2 diabetic.
Yes, that's right. I am only 30 and I have type 2 diabetes. It runs extremely strong in my family. My mother has it. My aunt has it and my late Grandma had it.
Right now, I am not insulin dependent. I have taken injections of insulin before when I have to have steroids. I sometimes have to take steroids when I get ill because I have a hard time shaking illnesses. I do however take oral medications.
I made this post so I could share some symptoms to watch out for. Diabetes is a serious illness and I care about my readers so I want to make you aware what things to be on the lookout. You may have all or only some of these symptoms, but make sure you get checked out by a doctor if you are questioning them
~Feeling tired and cranky
~Feeling more hungry than usual
~Weight loss or weight gain (excessive) without trying to
~Tingling or numb feeling in hands and feet
~Longer healing times
~Frequent bladder and yeast infections
Diabetes can sneak up on you. You may be pre-diabetic and not even know it. I know it was a surprise for me when I found out and it quickly progressed from pre-diabetes to full blown diabetes. I now have been dealing with advancement of my illness which includes more low dives in my blood sugar that make me feel pretty icky as well as neuropathy, a debilitating pain in the nerves mostly caused by damage by diabetes.
I hope you found this post helpful and informative.