What are the symptoms of diabetes?
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES
The symptoms of diabetes are usually first noted as drinking more
because of a dry mouth or increased thirst, urinating more,
irritability, and feeling fatigued. The symptoms often but not
always begin with those and progress to either weight gain or
weight loss. If untreated, diabetes can have the common
complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis (which can be fatal),
diabetic neuropathy (which can cause loss of use of feet and
hands), blindness, kidney failure, heart failure, and death.
Sometimes it can simply begin with a sense of not feeling well,
lethargy, or tiredness not helped by rest. Every adult should get a
fasting blood glucose level check every year (because many people
are without symptoms). However, they can unknowingly be causing
damage to their body -- vascular, coronary, artery, kidney, and eye
Below is a list of symptoms. A diabetic may
experience some of the symptoms or all of them.
- Frequent urination
- Dry mouth (with or without thirst)
- Increased thirst
- Little or no energy
- Increased hunger
- Itching of the skin
- Genital itching
- Yeast infections
- Tingling or numbness of hands/fingers or feet/toes
- Unexplained weight loss
- Significant weight gain (or weight loss) can occur with type 2
- Blurred Vision
- Slow healing of cuts and bruises
- Muscle aches and pains
- Muscle spasms
Sometimes type 2 diabetes can go unnoticed and untreated if the
symptoms are not yet present, especially if the person is
Occasionally, people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms even
though they are unwell. In addition, you do not need to be
overweight to develop type 2 diabetes if there is a family history.
Type 2 diabetes can sometimes go undetected for years. It's
important to get regular medical check-ups. In some countries, such
as the UK, many pharmacies offer free blood tests.
If you suspect that you may be diabetic, or borderline diabetic,
please consult with your physician or medical adviser as soon as
It depends on what type of diabetes you have. Here are some
links to help you out
Some of the symptoms of diabetes includes frequent urination,
blurred vision, excessive thirst, hunger ( after you finished
eating), headaches, fatigue, and diabetic coma.
The problem with either type of diabetes is that the symptoms
can be of any other disease or condition. Some symptoms are extreme
hunger and thirst, frequent urination, extreme fatigue and weight
loss. Often the person thinks he might have the flu, but any long
lasting symptoms should cause a red flag to have your sugar
Symptoms for type one diabetes are urinating frequently, unusual
thirst, excess hunger, excessive weight loss, and extreme fatigue
and irritability. Type 2 symptoms are any of the type 1 symptoms
plus frequent infections, blurred vision, cuts or bruises that heal
slowly, tingling or numbness in either the hands or feet, and
recurring infections on the skin or in the bladder or gums.
There are many types of diabetes. The most common ones are type
1 and type 2. They are both characterized by having higher than
normal blood sugar levels and they can cause weight loss, increased
urination and thirst.
The most common symptom of diabetes is painful urination,
followed by viscous urine as the kidneys do not lack the amount of
insulin to properly filter urine.
Some of the more common symptoms of diabetes include the
frequent need to urinate, an increased thirst and/or hunger and
fatigue. There are others but these are the main ones.
You can find the symptoms of diabetes at the health sites. They
post a lot of helpful information for early detection and for
treatments in the event.
Diabetes is a condition which affects how blood sugar is
metabolized. Symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirst, sores
that are resistant to healing, increased hunger, frequent
urination, sudden weight loss, blurred vision and feeling