Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless.
Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes
- Frequent urination
- Unusual thirst
- Extreme hunger
- Unusual weight loss
- Extreme fatigue and Irritability
Type 2 Diabetes
- Any of the type 1 symptoms
- Frequent infections
- Blurred vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
- Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections
If you have one or more of these diabetes symptoms, see your doctor right away.
No Symptoms? You May Still Have Diabetes
Often people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms. That is why it is important to take our Online Diabetes Risk Test to find out if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes.
Also, women with gestational diabetes often have no symptoms which is why it's important for at-risk women to be tested at the proper time during pregnancy.
Risk factors for gestational diabetes include:
- Being overweight prior to pregnancy
- Having had gestational diabetes in a prior pregnancy
- Having a family history of diabetes
Symptoms of Diabetes Complications
Have you already been diagnosed with diabetes but are concerned about symptoms that may be the result of complications related to diabetes?
Visit the Complications section.
You may also be interested in our book, Uncomplicated Guide To Diabetes' Complications, 3rd Edition
Do you have questions or concerns about diabetes symptoms? Want to connect with others? Visit the American Diabetes Association Community to find support now!
If you've recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, enroll in the FREE Living With Type 2 Diabetes program to get more information and support.
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