Symptoms

Diabetes symptoms vary mainly on the blood sugar levels. People with type 2 diabetes may not be able to experience the signs initially. But in type 1 diabetes, the symptoms are quick and severe. Some of the signs and symptoms of both type 1 and 2 are:

  • Increased thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Frequent urination
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Ketones are present in the urine (ketones are a byproduct of the fat and muscle breakdown, which happens when the insulin is less)
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Mid high blood pressure
  • Slow healing sores
  • Frequent infections like skin or gum infections and bladder or vaginal infections

Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age, but typically appears during adolescence and childhood. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type which can develop at any age. It is often preventable.