Symptoms of Diabetes
Diabetes and prediabetes can be present for years without causing any noticeable symptoms. In fact, it's estimated that nearly 6 million people in the United States have diabetes and don't know it, which is why it's important to get regular screenings.
Diabetes symptoms in women and men are the same and tend to come on gradually. Just a few that you should be aware of include:
- Blurred vision
- Increased thirst and a need to urinate more than usual
- Increased or constant hunger
- Extreme fatigue
- Skin sores that take longer than normal to heal
- More infections than usual
- Weight loss
If you experience several symptoms of diabetes or any unusual symptoms that linger or get worse rather than better, make an appointment to talk with your healthcare provider about them.