Signs & Symptoms

Diabetes can lead to blindness, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and amputations. Sometimes it can have obvious symptoms, but many people have no symptoms – they learn they have diabetes when they seek help for one of its complications. However, If you or a family member should have any of these symptoms, you should contact your doctor.

Symptoms of High Blood Sugar that Characterize Diabetes

  • frequent urination (including during the night)
  • unusual thirst
  • extreme hunger/weakness
  • unexplained weight loss
  • extreme fatigue
  • blurred vision
  • irritability
  • itchy skin
  • slow healing of cuts and bruises
  • frequent infections of skin/gums/vagina/bladder
  • tingling/numbing in legs, feet, hands