Symptoms of Diabetes

Diagnosing diabetes is commonly made by coincidence because many people cannot feel any of these symptoms. Regular medical checkups are essential for those who are at risk of developing diabetes to prevent any late detection of the condition.

Most common symptoms to look out for include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Frequent thirst
  • Frequent hunger
  • Impaired vision
  • Unexplained weight loss (especially in children)
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Urinary and genital infections
  • Wounds that won’t heal

Specific symptoms in type 1 diabetes:

  • Involuntary urination (bed wetting)
  • Fast shallow breath with fruity odor which is an indication of critical condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis that needs immediate medical attention.