What Are The Symptoms Of Diabetes?

Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem harmless or don't always appear right away. Recent studies show that early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes.

Symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Having to urinate more often – especially at night
  • Feeling very tired
  • Weight loss
  • Blurry vision
  • Sores that do not heal
  • Tingling/numbness in the hands and feet

People who are concerned that they might have diabetes should talk to their doctor or health care provider to find out how to get tested for diabetes.

A blood test called a fasting plasma glucose (FPG) or an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), ordered by a doctor or health care provider can detect diabetes. (Information about the FPG, the OGTT and diagnosing diabetes).