Symptoms of diabetes

By Averi Haugesag, Contributing Writer
POSTED: 10:14 AM MDT Jul 23, 2012    UPDATED: 01:16 PM MST Nov 26, 2014 
Diabetes medicine, syringe, blood glucose monitor

Diabetes is a condition that affects a person’s glucose levels in their blood. There are two types of diabetes -- Type 1 and Type 2.  Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes can occur very suddenly while symptoms for Type 2 diabetes can be more gradual.

 

Below are some symptoms that may signal diabetes.

 

Type1:

·        Extreme levels of hunger

·        Weight loss

·        Blurred vision

·        Fatigue

·        Increased thirst

·        Irritability

·        Frequent urination

 

Type 2:

·        Extreme levels of hunger

·        Weight loss

·        Blurred vision

·        Fatigue

·        Increased thirst

·        Irritability

·        Frequent urination

·        Cuts& bruises are slow to heal

·        Numbness in the hands or feet

·        Recurring bladder infections

·        Recurring skin infections

·        Recurring gum infections

 

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or if you believe you may be at risk of diabetes, please contact a medical professional.