Symptoms of Adult Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes is the name which has come to replace the term ĎAdult Diabetes' in recent years due to the sad fact that nowadays increasing numbers of children also suffer from the same disorder. Because of the unhealthy lifestyle of today, particularly overeating and not enough exercise, many children also began exhibiting the symptoms of Adult Diabetes, therefore classifying it as ĎAdult Diabetes' became inaccurate and the term was re-named Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and is the prevalent form of diabetes among adults.
Whilst elderly people can be more susceptible to Adult Diabetes than younger adults, obese adults (and in some cases, very obese children) make up the vast majority of sufferers. The reason for this is much more food is taken into the body than is needed, and due to lack of exercise, much more blood sugar (Glucose) is produced. A body with too much blood sugar means more insulin is needed.
Insulin is the body's natural Glucose transportation chemical. Insulin ushers the Glucose into the cells where it can then be used for energy. If not enough Insulin can be produced to usher the Glucose into the cells for usage, or the body resists (also known as Insulin Resistance), there can become too much Glucose in the blood. This is known as hyperglycaemia.
In obese individuals, because the food intake levels are so high and so little exercise is done to burn off the Glucose, the vast amounts of Glucose the body produces from the vast amount of food intake can overwhelm the pancreas, which will struggle to make enough insulin to cope with it. Therefore an individual can be left with exuberant levels of Glucose in their body, eventually causing Adult/Type 2 Diabetes.
Some of the symptoms of Adult Diabetes can be impotence (in men), blurred eyesight, increased urinating, increased hunger, increased thirst, extreme fatigue, slow healing of wounds such as cuts and slow recuperation from illnesses such as colds and flu and other infections.