what are symptoms of diabetes?

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  • 1 month ago

    Thirst, urinating more often, always hungry and find it hard to lose weight are some of the symptoms but when I was diagnosed about 10 years ago I had no symptoms so go ask your doctor

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  • Shay
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    When your sugar levels are out of control, the body reacts by trying to eliminate that extra sugar.  The body does this through the kidneys and creates more urine.  Basically - you pee more because the body is trying to remove the sugar.  Now, because you are peeing more, it is also  common to feel more thirsty and to drink more than usual.  Many people mistake drinking more for the reason they are peeing more and don't always think to have their sugar levels checked right away.

    When your body is not correctly using the fuel you are giving it, fatigue is also a common issue.  The body isn't correctly processing what you eat and so the sugar remains in the blood instead of being used as fuel for the body.  This is why fatigue is a common problem.

    High sugar levels can impact vision.  When sugar levels are high, it can cause the lens of the eye to swell and this causes vision issues.  This kind of issue may be more noticeable on some days than others or may become more noticeable at certain times of the day.  The issue with vision problems is that sometimes you just need glasses and diabetes isn't the real problem.  If vision is the only symptom - diabetes is not likely the cause and an eye exam would be a good idea.

    The "pins and needles" that happens from diabetes usually takes a LONG TIME to develop.  Never wait for that to be one of your symptoms.

    My husband suspected that he might be diabetic when he had several nights in a row of needing to get up to pee during the middle of the night.  That was not normal for him and he had also been feeling more tired than normal.  He was correct and was diagnosed as type 2 when he went to the doctor.  

    So - at the time of his diagnosis, the only things my husband had noticed that seemed different or wrong was peeing more, drinking more, and fatigue.  

    One last thing - these symptoms are not exclusive to just diabetes.  Other problems can cause these symptoms or combinations of these symptoms.  Never try to self diagnose just based on symptoms.  Be sure to discuss symptoms and concerns with your doctor so that you get the right diagnosis for your issues.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Urine urine urine urine urine

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  • John
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    That is a simple google.

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  • Carson
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Always hungry. Vision blurs late at night. Up peeing all night. Pins and needles in lower legs and or arms.

    You need to have it checked by a dr. He or she will prescribe a A1C & fasting blood test. Don't even brush you teeth before the test. Rinse you mouth and drink water.

    Right now, if you suspect you are pre-diabetic STOP ALL SUGAR NOW.

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Thirst, urinating a lot, passing out, smelling vaguely "sweet".

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