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Diabetes

What are some common symptoms of diabetes?

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  • You may not see or feel any symptoms of diabetes at first. It depends on the type of diabetes you have. For example, type 1 often brings strong symptoms that come on quickly. But type 2 happens slowly. You may not notice anything for a while.

    Some common symptoms of diabetes are:
    • Tiredness
    • Unusual thirst or hunger
    • Tingling or lack of feeling in your hands and feet
    • Blurry vision
    • Frequent infections, or cuts and sores that take a long time to heal
    If you have symptoms, a doctor can give you a blood test. Only a blood test can show for sure whether you have diabetes.
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  • AConstance Brown-Riggs, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Many people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms at all. That is why diabetes is often called a silent disease. But if you have any of the following symptoms of diabetes you should definitely see your health care professional for a blood glucose check.

    Common symptoms of diabetes include:

    • Increased thirst
    • Extreme hunger
    • Frequent urination
    • Feeling tired
    • Itchy or dry skin
    • Slow-healing cuts or sores
    • More infections than usual
    • Tingling or numbness in hands or feet
    • Unexplained weight loss
    • Sudden vision changes

    Be well...

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