Early Detection Is a Good Thing
Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms may seem subtle at first. Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing diabetes complications.
Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
Unusual weight loss
Extreme fatigue and irritability
Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes1
Any of the type 1 symptoms
Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections
If you have one or more of these diabetes symptoms, see your doctor right away. You can also take the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Online Diabetes Risk Test to find out if you are at risk for diabetes.
Have you already been diagnosed with diabetes but are concerned about symptoms that may be the result of complications related to diabetes?
Visit the ADA’s Complications section.
You may also be interested in the book Uncomplicated Guide to Diabetes’ Complications, 3rd Edition.
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