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, change in vision, frequent infection, and patches of darkened skin.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when a person has blood glucose (sugar) levels that are higher than normal and their body does not use insulin properly. Causes include genetics and environment and can also include being overweight, but not all patients with type 2 diabetes are overweight.
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 symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
Some of the most common symptoms of type 2 diabetes (T2D) are increased thirst, frequent urination, incresed hunger, unexplained weight loss, rapid breathing, fatigue, headaches and other. Contact your doctor if you experience symptoms.
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 is a normal fasting blood glucose for a person with diabetes?
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines, patients with diabetes should strive to achieve fasting blood glucose levels below 131 mg/dL, and levels following meals below 180 mg/dL.