Urgent warning over silent killer that can first appear as feeling really tired

Fatigue is a normal part of life.

You may have lit the candle at both ends with late nights and early mornings, or maybe you have children keeping you awake.

Experts say constant tiredness could be a symptom of type 2 diabetes


Experts say constant tiredness could be a symptom of type 2 diabetesPhoto credit: Getty

The NHS says being TATT (tired all the time) is one of the most common reasons people sign up to see their GP.

Most of the time the reasons are obvious and you can counteract the feeling by sleeping more or changing your lifestyle, e.g. B. by adjusting parts of your life, from work to family, that can be particularly stressful.

However, the health service warns that TATT can also be one of the first signs of a silent killer.

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that leads to high blood sugar levels.

While in type 1 diabetes the body cannot produce any hormone insulin at all, in type 2 diabetes the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin or the insulin it produces does not work properly to break down glucose in the blood.

Type 2 is known as the silent killer because around 1 million Britons are living with the disease but don’t know it, according to the charity Diabetes UK.

It can go undetected in many people because the symptoms don’t always make you feel unwell.

The NHS say one of the main signs of the disease is being very tired.

Experts at Bass Medical Group explained that this is partly because blood sugar levels are always high when you have the condition – with sugar struggling to enter the body.

“As a result, the cells work less efficiently because they don’t have the right amount of energy.

“Because of this, a person with type 2 diabetes can feel tired all the time,” they explained.

Another possible side effect of the condition is low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia.

This can also lead to fatigue as the patient is not getting the energy they need.

A warning to people under the age of 30 was issued earlier this month amid an increase in cases of the disease.

A study found that rates of type 2 diabetes in young adults increased from 1990 to 2019.

In a letter to the BMJ, the experts said that in 1990 the diagnosis rate among young adults (under 30) was about 117 per 100,000 in the population.

In 2019, this rose by 56.4 percent to 183, the experts determined.

In November, experts from Exeter University said more than a quarter of a million Britons are unaware they have type 2 diabetes.

They said all adults between the ages of 40 and 70 should be screened for the condition.

The other main signs of diabetes are:

  • pee more than usual, especially at night
  • constantly feeling thirsty
  • Lose weight without trying
  • itching around your penis or vagina or repeated occurrences of thrush
  • Cuts or wounds that take longer to heal
  • blurred vision

The NHS recommends seeing your GP if you have any of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

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In order to get a diagnosis, you’ll need to undergo a blood test, which can usually be done at your local health center or GP’s office.

In an emergency, always call 999 or visit the nearest emergency room.

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Emma James

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