Types and Symptoms in Diabetes

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Types & Symptoms

Types & Symptoms

Types & Symptoms in Diabetes

Symptoms of Diabetes

Symptoms include frequent urination, unusual thirst, unusual weight loss, blurred vision and numbness in hands & feet.

Understanding Types and Causes of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Symptoms of Diabetes

The symptoms of type 2 diabetes often appear slowly, because the symptoms do not always make you feel unwell. This means you might have type 2 diabetes for years and not know it! This condition can make you1,2

  • Urinate more than usual, mainly at night (polyuria, mainly nocturnal (nocturia)) 
  • Feel very thirsty (polydypsia)
  • Feel very tired (fatigue)
  • Lose weight without trying
  • Experience blurred vision (glaucoma)
  • Get fungal infection of the mouth (thrush) repeatedly 
  • Have cuts or wounds that take longer to heal

See your doctor if your have you have any of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes mainly begins in childhood, but type 2 diabetes is particularly linked with overweight individuals, mostly adults.3    

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2. National Health Service. Type 2 diabetes. Available from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/type-2-diabetes/symptoms/. Last reviewed: 8/8/2017. As accessed on: 20/6/2018.
3. WebMD. Types of Diabetes Mellitus. Available from: https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/types-of-diabetes-mellitus#1. Last reviewed: 17/1/2017. As accessed on: 20/6/2018.