Skin Issues

On the opposite end of the spectrum, too much insulin in the body can give way to skin conditions such as dry itchy skin, patches of flaky skin, a dark ring on the back of the neck or discolored skin on the body.

Vision Problems

High blood sugar can cause glucose to collect in the lens of the eyes. This constricts the lens’s ability to bend and the muscles of the eye will be forced to work harder to focus. Blurred vision can also occur due to sudden changes to the blood sugar.

Tingling Hands and Numb Feet

 

When diabetes sets in, drawn out exposure to high blood sugar can cause nerve damage and as a result, tingling or numbness in the hands or feet can become common. While this symptom is most common in people who have had type 2 diabetes for over 25 years, it has also been seen in those with prediabetes as well.

Slow Healing Wounds and Frequent Infections

When suffering from type 2 diabetes, it can take longer for cuts to heal. Defense mechanisms can be negatively affected due to high sugar levels in the blood which leads to constant infections. As for women, yeast infections can be another sign.

If you have any of these symptoms, schedule a blood test with your physician for professional medical advice.

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