There are several different types of diabetes (which I will discuss in the next post), and each type has its own unique set of symptoms. All types of diabetes have enough symptoms in common, however, that in this post I will just be writing about the majority of symptoms they all share. As always, if you feel you may have diabetes, or have any concerns along those lines, PLEASE see a doctor!
Here are some common symptoms of diabetes:
- Excessive thirst
- Frequent urination
- Vision changes
- Tingling or numb feet or hands
- Sores that don't heal quickly
- Weight loss that can't be explained
- Recurring bladder or yeast infections (including thrush)
With the development of Type 2 diabetes, these symptoms are often not as noticeable or pronounced, and sometimes there are even NO SYMPTOMS AT ALL! (which is why so many Type 2 diabetics go undiagnosed for YEARS!)
NEXT UP: What are the different types of diabetes? How are they the same/different?