British doctors have listed the signs of type 2 diabetes that can be noticed without special diagnostic tools.
They warned of the importance of self-observation, especially weight and eye conditions. At the slightest doubt about the causes of the symptoms, it is recommended to check with a doctor in order to start treatment on time.
The main signal is considered to be any significant weight loss that isn’t associated with diet or lifestyle changes. Diabetes UK has confirmed that unmotivated weight loss can be a sign of high blood sugar.
Experts from the National Health Service of England added that “sustained” and “unexplained” weight loss “more than 5% of your current weight in 6-12 months is usually a reason to see your doctor.”
Another potential sign of high blood sugar is bacterial staphylococcus infection.
This can lead to the appearance of barley – inflammation at the edge of the eyelid, explained at the Johns Hopkins Clinic in Maryland. People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing an infection, symptoms of which may include swelling, redness, sore eyelids, a speck in the eye, irritation in bright light, and watery eyes.
Therefore, when a symptom appears, experts recommend donating blood for blood sugar levels.