What symptoms do people have when they get diabetes?
While the symptoms of diabetes can vary slightly from person to person, it is easy to recognize them once you know how they relate to each other and to how they the body reacts to having a high glucose level.
Diabetes may have NO symptoms at all. This is the case for many patients with Type 2 diabetes. Often, these person may see the doctor for some other condition and routine urine or blood test reveals that they have diabetes.
See your doctor if you experience any of the of the following problems as below
Common Symptoms of diabetes
- Blurred vision - High glucose levels affect the eyes.
- Fatigue, unexplained weight loss - The cells are not getting glucose for energy, they start to feel tired and weak.
- Begin very hungry - The cells are not getting glucose for energy, they signal the body to eat – take in food for glucose.
- Increased thirst - People feel unusually thirsty, because they are urinating a lot.
- Needing to urination frequently - When glucose levels are high, the body tries to excrete the extra glucose in the urine, causing a frequent need to go to the bathroom.
Symptoms of Diabetes – Video Guide
When blood glucose levels remain high(over 250mg/dl) for too long, a person may begin to feel additional symptoms that require prompt medical treatment :
- Low blood pressure.
- Dry mouth.
- Fruity odor on breath.
- Difficulty breathing.