January 26, 2011

Are You An Undiagnosed Person With Diabetes?

Are you a person that is undiagnosed for diabetes? If you don't know if you have diabetes and are overweight and even normal weight, please read carefully. The number of undiagnosed persons is growing every day.

About 25 percent of the adult population has already developed insulin resistance. No one knows the number that are on their way to developing Type 2 diabetes. The following are some of the symptoms that may give you some guidance that will let you learn if you should get an appointment with your doctor for a definitive check.

Depending the the source of information there are varying symptoms, but the following are good indicators. These are not the signs that are for diabetes, but for insulin resistance.

Obesity:  Almost every source lists this. This is the greatest indicator of possible insulin resistance.

Hypertension:  Also goes by high blood pressure, and it involves high cholesterol and high triglycerides.

High blood glucose:  This means the glucose is not getting into the cells and is raising blood glucose levels.

Low blood glucose:  Cells starved for food when insulin cannot escort glucose into the cells, causing prolonged periods of hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia makes you feel agitated and jittery and the symptoms generally go away after you eat. If you get shaky when you are hungry, it may mean you have insulin resistance.

Inflammation:  Inflammation is caused by high levels of insulin in the blood stream and this is the result of inflammatory compounds like C-reactive protein which in turn increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The other symptoms are also thought about, but not everyone includes them in the discussion. They include: fatigue, brain fogginess, intestinal bloating, sleepiness, depression, and increased weight.

According to most polls, about 25 percent of the US population has already developed insulin resistance and about another 10 percent is is not far behind. If you have doubts about where you are, please make an appointment with your doctor to confirm if you have a problem or not.

You should ask for two tests. The first if the fasting glucose test, meaning you have nothing to eat from midnight until the test is done and then you may eat. The second
test is the two-hour glucose tolerance test. Be prepared to insist on both tests if the doctor only wants one done.

Read other discussions here and here. Next blog is a suggestion of what to do with the diabetes diagnosis.

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