Diabetes Symptoms and Signs

Firstly, Diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease. There are high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. There are generally two types of Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes and type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.

People with type 1 Diabetes can find some typical symptoms, some of which are caused by high blood sugar. Often, people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms at the beginning. They may not have symptoms for many years.

The symptoms of Diabetes

If you are experiencing any of following symptoms, it would be better to see your doctor for further medication.

Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms

Eyestrain, blurry vision, Diabetic Retinopathy

Extreme hunger and polyphagia

Excessive thirst

Numbness in hands and feet

Frequent urination

Unusual weight loss

Increased fatigue

Trouble with skin such as dry skin, itchy skin

Many people have type 2 Diabetes for years without knowing it because early symptoms can be general.

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

Loss weight slowly

Blurry vision

Itchy skin

Increased thirst and hungry

Dry mouth

Need to urinate often

Feeling very tired


Diabetes can develop varied complications.

Complications of Diabetes

Pedopathy- Foot gangrene, amputation

Nephropathy- Kidney Failure, Uremia (End-Stage Kidney Disease)

Eye disease- eye blurred, lose one's sight

Encephalopathy- cerebrovascular diseases

Heart disease

Skin disease

Venereal disease

Early diagnosis and treatment of Diabetes can reduce your risk of developing complications later.

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