Because many of the symptoms associated with diabetes seem harmless, diabetes often goes undiagnosed. In fact, an estimated 7 million people with diabetes in the United States are undiagnosed. People with type 2 diabetes in particular may not exhibit any symptoms.
Early detection and treatment of diabetes can reduce your risk of developing diabetes-related health complications. If you notice any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor, who can order one of several glucose tests for diabetes.
- Frequent urination
- Excessive thirst
- Extreme hunger
- Unexplained weight loss
- Extreme fatigue
- Frequent infections, including skin, gum, or bladder infections
- Blurred vision
- Tingling or numbness in the hands and feet
- Cuts and bruises that are slow to heal
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