Type 2 diabetes is considered less severe than type 1. In actual fact, a sufferer can often go a very long time, even years, without knowing that they have the condition. The cause of type 2 diabetes remains unknown, however that is not to say that there has not been hypothesizes drawn over the likely causes. Some scientists claim that obesity is a cause of type 2 diabetes, although this is not proven, there can be no doubt that a higher percentage of type 2 diabetes sufferers are diabetic than the national average.
Another similar demographic profiling of diabetes sufferers indicates that type 2 diabetes becomes a more likely problem with age. It has also been suggested that being exposed to cow milk at too young an age could be a factor, as well as chemical and food related exposure. Because the factors that could provoke diabetes are not clear, you should be more concerned about whether or not you are showing the symptoms of diabetes, rather than wondering if you have been exposed to, or fit the profile of someone who is likely to have it.
More Thirsty Than Usual : If you notice you have been drinking a lot more than you usually would then this could be an indicator. This is also something which can be provoked by a variety of other things, so you should not assume you have diabetes based on this factor alone.
Need To Use the Toilet More : If you need to use the toilet more, especially at night, then this means you might have type-2 diabetes. It is worthy of note that this may relate to drinking more, and should only be a consideration when occurring at the same time as other factors. This and being thirsty are obviously interrelated.
Tired : Feeling tired and fatigued can be caused by diabetes type 2. If you feel this at the same time as other factors then you should certainly consult a medical professional.
Loss of Weight : Type 2 as well as Type 1 diabetes sufferers will all too often experience a loss of weight before they are properly treated by a medical professional.
Skin Infections and Itching : Skin infections, not too dissimilar from eczema in appearance, can be caused by diabetes. If you feel increasingly compelled to scratch yourself, this is another strong indicator.
Cramps : Stomach cramps are often something which is a result of untreated type 2 diabetes. If you are noticing symptoms along this line, at the same time as others mentioned here, you should seek professional help.
Constipation : Constipation is commonly present in type 2 diabetes sufferers that have gone untreated. Constipation along with stomach cramps are very common symptoms.
Blurred Vision : If you are having blurred vision of any kind, it is strongly recommended that you consult a medical professional immediately because that is very serious whether or not you have diabetes. A medical professional will then be able to tell you if you have diabetes type 2 or not.
*Disclaimer: The results may vary from person to person, depending on age, sex, body weight and a lot of other factors.*