Type 2 diabetes symptoms: If this happens to your hands you could have the condition
Type 2 diabetes is a common condition where the body doesn’t produce enough insulin. Insulin regulates how the body uses and stores sugar (glucose) and fat.
It also helps the body’s cells take glucose from the blood which it then turns into energy, express.co.uk reported.
The condition is often caused by a person being overweight or obese, but many people with type 2 diabetes won’t realize they have it because symptoms don’t necessarily make you feel unwell.
If it’s left untreated, serious complications can occur, such as kidney problems and nerve damage.
One warning sign to watch out for is evident in the hands or feet.
Tingling pain, or numbness felt in these parts of the body can indicate the condition, according to the American Diabetes Association.
Diabetes can cause neuropathy — a long-term complication which affects the nerves — as a result of high blood glucose levels damaging the small blood vessels which supply the nerves.
“This prevents essential nutrients reaching the nerves. The nerve ¿bers