Type 2 Diabetes: Recently Diagnosed (cont.)
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Type 2 diabetes occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) levels get too high because:
Not everyone has symptoms before they find out they have type 2 diabetes. But if you did have symptoms, they may go away when your blood sugar level returns to your target range.
Symptoms of high blood sugar
You may not have any symptoms of type 2 diabetes. That's because your blood sugar levels can rise so slowly over time that you don't notice that anything is wrong. Early symptoms of high blood sugar can include:
The higher your blood sugar rises, the more likely you are to have symptoms. If you have higher-than-normal blood sugar and don't drink enough liquids, you can get dehydrated. This can make you feel dizzy and weak, and it can lead to an emergency called a hyperosmolar state.
Symptoms of low blood sugar
When your blood sugar is too low, it can also cause problems. Low blood sugar can occur suddenly. Symptoms of low blood sugar include:
You're not likely to get low blood sugar unless you take insulin or some kinds of oral medicines for type 2 diabetes.
Symptoms and signs of complications
Some people already have complications of type 2 diabetes when they are diagnosed. That can happen because high blood sugar can creep up over time and cause problems without your knowing it. It's important to know about possible problems and their symptoms, such as:
If you have kidney damage, you may not notice symptoms. Early damage to your kidneys can only be found by urine tests for protein.
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