Frequently Asked Questions
14. What are the signs of diabetes?
Many people have no signs or symptoms of diabetes. Signs can also be so mild that you might not notice them. The signs of diabetes are
- increased thirst
- increased hunger
- increased urination, especially at night
- weight loss
- blurred vision
- sores that do not heal.
Sometimes people have symptoms but do not suspect diabetes. They delay scheduling a checkup because they do not feel sick. Many people do not learn they have the disease until they have diabetes complications, such as blurry vision or heart trouble. Finding out early if you have diabetes is important because treatment can prevent damage to the body from diabetes.