What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
The most common symptoms of type 2 diabetes (T2D) are:
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Increased hunger/appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
- Fatigue, or a feeling of being run-down and tired
- Rapid breathing
- Blurred vision
- Dry, itchy skin
- A headache
- Tingling or burning pain in the feet, legs, hands or other parts of the body
- High blood pressure
- Mood swings
- Irritability, depression
- Frequent or recurring infections, such as urinary tract infections, yeast infections and skin infections
- Slow healing of cuts and bruises
Symptoms of T2D are very similar to symptoms of type 1 diabetes (T1D). However, T2D symptoms often come on more gradually; not everyone with T2D will display signs of having the disease. Blood tests are needed to confirm diabetes.
How do you test for diabetes?
Diabetes can be diagnosed by testing the amount of sugar in the blood, either after fasting or after an oral glucose tolerance test, or by measuring the percent glycated hemoglobin (hemoglobin A1c or HbA1c) within the blood.
What are the main symptoms of type 1 diabetes?
Symptoms related to type 1 diabetes (T1D) build over time or come on suddenly, sometimes within just a few weeks when the disease reaches a critical point.
What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?
Signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes can include increased thirst and urination, increased appetite, loss of weight, fatigue, frequent infection, and patches of darkened skin.