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Understanding Diabetes — Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes?

Common symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Excessive thirst and appetite
  • Increased urination (sometimes as often as every hour)
  • Unusual weight loss or gain
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, perhaps vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • In women, frequent vaginal infections
  • In men and women, yeast infections
  • Dry mouth
  • Slow-healing sores or cuts
  • Itching skin, especially in the groin or vaginal area

 

Types

  • In type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, the body’s immune system destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
  • Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes accounting for 90%-95% of people with diabetes. It’s been seen more in children with diabetes too. How can too much insulin (insulin resistant) result in this disease?

Prediabetes and Insulin Resistance

  • Are you one of the 41 million people in the U.S. with prediabetes (impaired glucose tolerance)?  Are you aware that this condition also increases the risk of heart disease read more.

Gestational Diabetes

  • Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy and affects about 4% of all pregnancies. It increases complications for mother and baby. Get the facts.

 

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