Symptoms

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Lt Col Reynolds
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes present with similar symptoms, but those symptoms are often less severe and more gradual in type 2 diabetes. In fact, some symptoms may go unnoticed because they develop so slowly or are attributed to age. In general, the higher a person’s blood glucose level is, the more pronounced their symptoms will be.

Maj Hemstad
Some common symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Fatigue
  • Blurry vision or other sudden vision changes, and
  • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain

Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands or feet can also be a symptom of either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, but it’s more common in type 2. Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal and frequent infections can also be symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

Lt Col Reynolds
Symptoms of diabetes are often similar to other medical conditions, so if you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to talk to a provider to get a correct diagnosis.