- Poor oral health can be a complication of type 2 diabetes
- Foot ulcers and high blood pressure can also be a complication
- A healthy weight is important for type 2 diabetes management
World Diabetes Day: November 14 is observed as World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme is “Family and Diabetes”. Type 2 diabetes is the more common form of diabetes. It is a condition in which the body is unable to use insulin effectively for bringing glucose to cells. This makes your body rely on alternative energy sources in your tissues, muscles and organs. Type 2 diabetes progresses slowly, exhibiting only mild symptoms at first like-lack of energy, constant hunger, weight loss, fatigue, frequent urination, blurry vision and itchy skin. With passage of time, type 2 diabetes symptoms can worsen and cause yeast infections, slow down healing of cuts and sores, cause foot pain, dark patches on skin and feeling of numbness.