Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes

Diabetes has no friends… anyone can get the disease.

We hope you will familiarize yourself with the warning signs and symptoms of diabetes. Sometimes the symptoms are very obvious, and sometimes they are not. Diabetes’ biggest enemy is Early Detection, and knowledge of the warning signs is your greatest weapon against the disease!

Type 1 Diabetes 

If these symptoms occur suddenly, they must receive immediate medical attention:

  • Frequent urination (in large quantities)
  • Excessive thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Fatigue (weak and tired)
  • Irritability and mood changes
  • Nausea, vomiting, or stomach pains may accompany some of these symptoms in the abrupt onset of insulin-dependent diabetes and must receive immediate medical attention.
Type 2 Diabetes 

The signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be so mild that you might not even notice them. Nearly 1 in 3 people in the United States who have type 2 diabetes don’t know they have the disease. Many have no signs or symptoms. Some people have symptoms but do not suspect diabetes.

Symptoms include:

  • increased thirst
  • increased hunger
  • fatigue
  • increased urination, especially at night
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
  • numbness or tingling in the feet or hands
  • sores that do not heal
  • any of the symptoms listed under Type I Diabetes

Many people do not find out they have the disease until they have diabetes problems, such as blurred vision or heart trouble. If you find out early that you have diabetes, you can get treatment to prevent damage to your body

Now that you are familiar with the warning signs of diabetes, wouldn’t this be a good time for you to take our Defeat Diabetes® Screening Test? It’s very easy to do, will only take a couple of minutes, and may save you (or a family member) a lifetime of unnecessary complications.

Source: Mayo Clinic, National Diabetes Clearing House (NDIC)