A shocking 90% of the over 12 million men in the world suffer from type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a non-insulin dependent version of diabetes that typically starts in a man’s adult years. Any man is susceptible to type 2 diabetes, but the risk increases if you have a family history of type 1 or type 2 diabetes or if you are overweight. Type 2 diabetes is treatable if you are able to catch the signs and symptoms of it early.
Symptoms of type 2 diabetes will vary from person to person. However, there are some common symptoms that almost every person will experience. The following are some of the most common symptoms of type 2 diabetes in men.
Increased Hunger or Thirst
In the early stages of type 2 diabetes you may experience an increased feeling of hunger or thirst. The extreme hunger or thirst experienced by those with type 2 diabetes is one that is often unsatisfied no matter what you eat or drink. Many people who have type 2 diabetes describe drinking 10 to 20 glasses of water a day without feeling satisfied.
Type 2 diabetes in men can cause you to experience frequent urination. In fact, frequent urination is the most common symptom of type 2 diabetes in both men and women. Frequent urination is described as either having to go multiple times throughout the day, or urinating but never feeling as if you have completely emptied your bladder. Both frequent urination symptoms are experienced by people who have type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes can sometimes cause men to experience blurred vision. The blurred vision will usually come on suddenly. One day it’ll feel like you can see fine and the next images will start to appear blurry or smeared. Blurred vision is usually reversible if the type 2 diabetes is treated early enough.
Feelings of Fatigue
Feeling run down, fatigued, or overtired are often symptoms of type 2 diabetes in men. People who are successfully treating their type 2 diabetes often describe feeling as if they have had a boost of energy.
Other Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
Other symptoms of type 2 diabetes in men can include dry mouth, numbness in the hands or feet, a slight tingling sensation upon standing, or vomiting. Some type 2 diabetes sufferers will experience wounds, especially on the lower limbs, that are extremely slow to heal.