What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder characterised by insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency. In this type of diabetes, the body becomes resistant to the effects of insulin, which is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar levels. As a result, glucose builds up in the bloodstream instead of being absorbed by cells for energy.

Several factors contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes, including genetics, lifestyle factors such as obesity, physical inactivity, and poor diet, as well as age and ethnicity. Type 2 diabetes often develops gradually over time, and symptoms may be subtle or go unnoticed for years.

Common symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:

  1. Increased thirst and frequent urination
  2. Fatigue
  3. Blurred vision
  4. Slow healing of wounds
  5. Tingling or numbness in hands or feet
  6. Recurrent infections

Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes?

Common symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:

  1. Increased thirst: Experiencing excessive thirst, even after drinking fluids.
  2. Frequent urination: Urinating more often, especially at night (nocturia).
  3. Fatigue: Feeling unusually tired or lethargic, even with adequate rest.
  4. Blurred vision: Experiencing blurry or distorted vision, which may indicate high blood sugar levels affecting the eyes.
  5. Slow wound healing: Cuts, bruises, or infections take longer than usual.
  6. Tingling or numbness: Experiencing tingling sensations or numbness, particularly in the hands or feet, due to nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy).
  7. Recurrent infections: Frequent infections, such as yeast infections (thrush) or urinary tract infections.
  8. Unexplained weight loss: Losing weight unintentionally, despite eating normally or even consuming more food than usual.
  9. Increased hunger: Feeling hungry more frequently, even after eating meals.
  10. Darkened skin: Areas of the skin, particularly around the neck or in skin folds, may darken due to a condition called acanthosis nigricans, which is associated with insulin resistance.

It's important to note that some people with type 2 diabetes may not experience any symptoms, especially in the early stages of the disease. Therefore, regular screening and monitoring of blood sugar levels, especially for individuals with risk factors such as obesity, family history of diabetes, or sedentary lifestyle, are essential for early detection and management of type 2 diabetes. If you experience any of these symptoms, it's crucial to consult a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and diagnosis.

Is it possible to cure Type 2 Diabetes without medicines?

Yes, it's possible to cure Type 2 Diabetes without any medicines with the GSBpathy Team.

In our team, we have Doctors, Psychologists, Clinical Nutritionists, Behaviour Counsellors, Exercise Therapists and Coaches.

How do we treat Type 2 Diabetes at GSBpathy?

We have the following ways of treating Type 2 Diabetes:

  1. Nutritional counselling
  2. Stress management
  3. Dietary supplementation
  4. Exercise
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