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Symptoms of diabetes

By By Averi Haugesag, Contributing Writer
Published On: Jul 23 2012 11:14:53 AM CDT
Updated On: Nov 26 2013 08:00:00 AM CST
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Diabetes is a condition that affects a person’s glucose levels in their blood. There are two types of diabetes -- Type 1 and Type 2.  Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes can occur very suddenly while symptoms for Type 2 diabetes can be more gradual.

 

Below are some symptoms that may signal diabetes.

 

Type1:

·        Extreme levels of hunger

·        Weight loss

·        Blurred vision

·        Fatigue

·        Increased thirst

·        Irritability

·        Frequent urination

 

Type 2:

·        Extreme levels of hunger

·        Weight loss

·        Blurred vision

·        Fatigue

·        Increased thirst

·        Irritability

·        Frequent urination

·        Cuts& bruises are slow to heal

·        Numbness in the hands or feet

·        Recurring bladder infections

·        Recurring skin infections

·        Recurring gum infections

 

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or if you believe you may be at risk of diabetes, please contact a medical professional.