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Type 2 Diabetes Management Resources For Poorly Managed Type 2 Diabetes

Updated: Apr 18

Poorly managed Type 2 Diabetes can manifest through various signs and symptoms, indicating that blood sugar levels are not being effectively controlled.

What are the signs of poorly managed Type 2 Diabetes?

These signs include:

  1. High Blood Sugar Levels (Hyperglycemia): Persistent high blood sugar readings are a clear sign of poor diabetes management.

  2. Frequent Urination and Increased Thirst: High blood sugar levels lead to increased urination to eliminate excess glucose, which in turn leads to dehydration and increased thirst.

  3. Fatigue: Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to fatigue due to the inability of cells to receive sufficient glucose for energy.

  4. Blurred Vision: High blood sugar levels can affect the blood vessels of the retina, leading to vision problems.

  5. Slow Healing Wounds: Poor blood circulation and high blood sugar levels can impair the body's ability to heal wounds.

  6. Recurrent Infections: High blood sugar can weaken the immune system, leading to frequent infections, particularly of the skin, gums, or urinary tract.

  7. Numbness or Tingling in Hands or Feet: Known as neuropathy, this symptom is due to nerve damage caused by prolonged high blood sugar levels.

  8. Weight Loss: Unexpected weight loss might occur if the body starts burning fat and muscle for energy due to the inability to use glucose properly.

  9. Darkened Skin Areas: Known as acanthosis nigricans, this condition is characterized by dark, velvety patches of skin, often in the armpits and neck.

  10. Irritability or Mood Changes: Uncontrolled blood sugar levels can affect your mood and lead to irritability.

If you or someone you know with Type 2 Diabetes experiences these symptoms, it is crucial to consult with a healthcare provider. They can help adjust the treatment plan, including medication, diet, and lifestyle changes, to better manage the condition. Early intervention is key to preventing more serious complications.

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