Symptoms of diabetes may depend upon the type of diabetes. Some of the common symptoms of diabetes are as under:
– Increased urination – this happens since the kidneys are trying to remove extra sugar in the blood, for which more water is thrown out of the body in the form of urine. – Feeling thirsty often – this happens since with more urination, the body loses water and becomes dehydrated.
– Feeling hunger often even after eating – this happens because the body is not able to use the energy that it has and much of the energy has left the body in the form of urine.
– Extreme fatigue – this also happens because the body is not able to use the energy that it has and much of the energy has left the body in the form of urine.
– Blurred vision – this happens because extra sugar piling up in the lens of the eye starts pulling extra water into the eye, due to which shape of eye lens gets changed and vision gets blurred.
– Cuts and bruises not healing fast enough
– Urinary and vaginal infections
– Weight loss, even if you are eating sufficient (occurs usually in type 1 diabetes) – this happens due to dehydration and due to losing sugar through extra urine.
– Skin infections Dry mouth Often upset stomach, pain in stomach, nausea, vomiting
– Headaches Loss of consciousness (though rare)
– Numbness, pain or tingling in the hands and/or feet (more common in type 2).