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Signs of Type 2 diabetes

Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Type 2 diabetes may include:

Note that Type 2 diabetes symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Type 2 diabetes signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes:

Diabetes Overview: NIDDK (Excerpt)

The symptoms of type 2 diabetes develop gradually. They are not as sudden in onset as in type 1 diabetes. Some people have no symptoms. Symptoms may include fatigue or nausea, frequent urination, unusual thirst, weight loss, blurred vision, frequent infections, and slow healing of wounds or sores. (Source: excerpt from Diabetes Overview: NIDDK)

Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Many people have no signs or symptoms. Symptoms can also be so mild that you might not even notice them. Five million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes and do not know it. Here is what to look for:

  • increased thirst
  • increased hunger
  • fatigue
  • 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 find out they have the disease until they have diabetes complications, such as blurry vision or heart trouble. It is important to find out early if you have diabetes because treatment can prevent damage to the body from diabetes. (Source: excerpt from Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: NIDDK)

Diabetes: NWHIC (Excerpt)

The symptoms of type 2 diabetes develop gradually and are not as noticeable as in type 1 diabetes. Symptoms include feeling tired or ill, frequent urination (especially at night), unusual thirst, weight loss, blurred vision, frequent infections, and slow healing of sores. (Source: excerpt from Diabetes: NWHIC)

Diabetes: NWHIC (Excerpt)

People with type 2 diabetes often do not have symptoms, but you might have one or more of these signs:

  • being very thirsty

  • urinating often

  • feeling very hungry or tired

  • losing weight without trying

  • having sores that are slow to heal

  • having dry, itchy skin

  • having tingling or numbness in the feet or hands

  • having blurred vision.

(Source: excerpt from Diabetes: NWHIC)

Dealing With Diabetes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Some people with diabetes feel "run down" or have symptoms that may go unrecognized. Others have symptoms such as feeling thirsty, urinating frequently, losing weight, feeling tired, having blurred vision, getting skin infections, and having slow healing cuts and bruises. These problems should be reported to a doctor right away. (Source: excerpt from Dealing With Diabetes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

More Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Type 2 diabetes?

The phrase "signs of Type 2 diabetes" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Type 2 diabetes" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Type 2 diabetes.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Type 2 diabetes has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Type 2 diabetes signs or Type 2 diabetes symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Type 2 diabetes symptoms.


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