13 SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE DIABETES

In type 1 diabetes, symptoms are often sudden and can be life-threatening; therefore it is usually diagnosed quite quickly. In type 2 diabetes, many people have no symptoms at all, while other signs can go unnoticed being seen as part of ‘getting older’. Therefore, by the time symptoms are noticed, complications of diabetes may already be present.

Common symptoms include:

  •  Being more thirsty than usual
  •  Passing more urine
  •  Feeling tired and lethargic
  •  Always feeling hungry
  •  Having cuts that heal slowly
  •  Itching, skin infections
  •  Blurred vision
  •  Unexplained weight loss (type 1)
  •  Gradually putting on weight (type 2)
  •  Mood swings
  •  Headaches
  •  Feeling dizzy
  •  Leg cramps