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Know the Signs & Symptoms

Some common signs and symptoms of diabetes are:

  • Urinating often
  • Being thirsty more often than usual
  • Being hungry more often than usual
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Being tired more often than usual
  • Irritability
  • Blurry vision
  • Problems with sex
  • Wounds that won’t heal
  • Numb or tingling hands or feet

Sometimes people experience other diabetes symptoms. And some people may have no symptoms at all.

If you or someone you know has these signs of diabetes, ask the doctor to check for high blood sugar (also called hyperglycemia). It’s easy, and it’s not expensive.

Some risks for type 2 diabetes include:

  • Over 45 years of age
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Being overweight
  • Having high blood pressure
  • Having diabetes in the family
  • Being a member of certain ethnic groups (for example, African American or Hispanic)
  • Having had diabetes during a pregnancy, or giving birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds