How Do I Know If I Have Type 2 Diabetes ?

by Camp ASCCA

Diabetes also known as ‘Diabetes Mellitus’ is a medical disease of metabolic characterized by increasing level of glucose (sugar) in blood followed by insufficient generation of insulin, in body or irresponsiveness of body cells to the insulin generated. Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for producing energy out of sugar, starches and other foods of the body. The natural process of producing blood sugar in body is at a narrow level which is done by insulin and glucagon, responsible for producing energy by releasing glucose from the cells of lever to the blood. Insufficient quantity of insulin in body causes abnormal production of glucose in the blood stream, a major factor for aggravating blood sugar levels with many subsequent health complications.

‘Diabetes Mellitus is such lifelong medical disorder that needs proper medical attention together with diet cautions under the medical observation of expert dieticians and physicians.

There are three main types of diabetes such as Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and Gestational diabetes. In this article we will highlight about type 2 diabetes.

What is type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is medically a choric syndromes caused by increased level of sugar in blood followed by insulin resistance and its insufficient production in the body. Type 2 Diabetes is also known as NIDDM – Non-insulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus. Dietary modifications and enough exercise are said to manage onset of diabetes in patients. The medical treatments of the patients are subject to their conditional situations and subsequent medical attention, accordingly.

Sign and symptoms

Patients affected with type 2 diabetes undergo with few medical symptoms like frequent urination, increased appetite, increased thirst, weight loss and exhaustion. Sometimes the patients also experience blurred vision and erectile dysfunction, a medical condition for inability to erect penis enough for sexual intercourse.


A number of improper lifestyles such as less healthy food intakes, minimum or no physical activity, too much smoking, and consumption of alcohol in abnormal quantity are said to be prime factors for type 2 diabetes. As per medical conditions, some factors are responsible for aggravating diabetes. They are obesity, hypertension, high blood sugar, insulin resistance and other metabolic syndromes. As per the genetic conditions some factors like relatives with type 2 diabetes, age more than 45 years, myotonic dystrophy – a medical condition of wasting of muscles, Friedreich’s ataxia- it damages nervous system causing speech problems and heart disease, Wolfram syndrome – affecting brain stem and central nervous system.


The medical treatment is primarily focused on diminishing high blood glucose level in the body. Constant long term medication for decreasing glucose level will eventually slows down diabetes related syndromes. In addition to that, proper healthy food intake and regular exercise are also said to be effective treatments of patients with type 2 diabetes syndromes. The patients should follow particular dietary chart for preventing blood sugar from getting higher or lower. They also make sure that their medication is properly done under medical observation of physicians and dietary experts. They should also change their unusual lifestyles causing a grave concern for aggravating diabetes.

Therefore, we can say that in spite of all the medical treatments available for type 2 diabetes, patients should follow all preventive measures lest the risk of aggravating the disease should slow down.

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Question by Shorty: Can low blood sugar lead to diabetes? Or can the symptoms be confused with one another?
I have low blood sugar but recently I looked up symptoms of diabetes and I have:
Blurry Vision
Increase hunger
Even if I don’t have diabetes, how does it explain my blurry vision? Can low blood sugar lead to diabetes?

Best answer:

Answer by baby with ansers
it is called hypoglosimic,it will eventully turn into high suger.plese go to the doc and tell him your syms,either way it can lead to death.and as for the eyes,your retnia could be detacing from your eye

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8 Responses to “How Do I Know If I Have Type 2 Diabetes ?”

  1. randeg1 Says:

    This is a well done video worth watching. The diabetics will get additional information in a different medium. This will enhance their know-how and skill in managing their condition.

  2. lamchee58 Says:

    very informative.good job.

  3. rosscollegeboy Says:

    i have type 1

  4. LaCheryl Says:

    Type 2 and fighting! Great video!

  5. the Beaver Says:

    thirst… increased thirst is a symptom of diabetes not hunger… therefore I would guess that your blurry vision stems from quenching your thirst with distilled spirits… such as absinthe, if you can get your hands on it~~~

  6. paul Says:

    You have enough symptoms to justify a visit to a doctor. While we here on answers have all the answers the only one to tell you is a doctor. Low blood sugar in me causes much irritation, very tired and split vision(eyes are not in sinc). High blood sugar(same as untreated diabetic) blurry vision, very tired, sluggish, excessive hunger and extreme thirst(and going to the john too ofter) Hypoglycemia can lead to diabetes.

  7. Mandi Says:

    You are probably just hypoglycemic and have declining vision because diabetes typically has a side dish of extremely high sugars, but get checked out by a docter just in case.

  8. farthead612 Says:

    probally when your blood drops too low that can cause blurred vision. the symptoms are similar. this is the opposit fo diabetes. but yes it can turn into diabetes.

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