Two-thirds of people with Type 2 Diabetes doesn’t show any symptoms.If present the common symptoms include:

  • Urine production is increased in order to remove the excess glucose in urine.
  • Excessive thirst
  • Tiredness since glucose is not converted into energy
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive appetite
  • feeling sick
  • blurred vision
  • infections such as thrush or irritation of the genitals

Diagnostic methods for Type II diabetes

  • Fasting blood glucose level [diabetes is diagnosed if higher than 126 mg/dL on two occasions]
  • Random or non-fasting blood glucose level [diabetes is diagnosed if higher than 200 mg/dL and accompanied by the common symptoms of increased thirst, urination, and fatigue] (This test should be confirmed with a fasting blood glucose test).
  • Oral glucose tolerance test [diabetes is diagnosed if glucose level is higher than 200 mg/dL after 2 hours].

admin on August 20th 2009 in Type 2 Diabetes