Symptoms of Diabetes

Common Symptoms of Diabetes

  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Feeling very hungry - even though you are eating
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • Weight loss - even though you are eating more (type 1)
  • Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2)

Type 1 Diabetes

Symptoms often come on more suddenly than symptoms of other types of diabetes. While older people can also develop type 1 diabetes, it usually makes its appearance during childhood, the teenage years, or young adulthood.

Type 2 Diabetes

Symptoms generally develop very gradually, compared to type 1 diabetes symptoms. As your body becomes less responsive to insulin, symptoms usually get worse. However, sometimes people with type 2 diabetes experience no diabetes symptoms at all.

Gestational Diabetes

Women with gestational diabetes often experience no symptoms. However, since gestational diabetes can increase your risk of high blood pressure during pregnancy, developing hypertension may be a sign you have gestational diabetes.