Type 2 di­a­betes symp­toms: If this hap­pens to your hands you could have the con­di­tion

Iran Daily - - Health -

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

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