What are the 7 common symptoms of diabetes?
Some of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are:
- Increased thirst.
- Frequent urination.
- Extreme hunger.
- Unexplained weight loss.
- Presence of ketones in the urine (ketones are a byproduct of the breakdown of muscle and fat that happens when there’s not enough available insulin)
What are the signs of diabetes in a woman?
Symptoms in both women and men
- increased thirst and hunger.
- frequent urination.
- weight loss or gain with no obvious cause.
- blurred vision.
- wounds that heal slowly.
- skin infections.
How can I check myself for diabetes?
Home testing follows these general steps:
- Wash your hands.
- Put a lancet into the lancet device so that it’s ready to go.
- Place a new test strip into the meter.
- Prick your finger with the lancet in the protective lancing device.
- Carefully place the subsequent drop of blood onto the test strip and wait for the results.
What are the first warning signs of diabetes?
Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, causes many of the warning signs of diabetes listed above, including:
- Heavy thirst.
- Blurry vision.
- Peeing a lot.
- More hunger.
- Numb or tingling feet.
- Sugar in your urine.
- Weight loss.
Can I test myself for diabetes?
A person cannot diagnose diabetes using home testing alone. People with unusual readings will need further testing by a doctor. The doctor might carry out fasting tests, oral glucose tolerance tests, HbA1c tests, or use a combination of these methods. Learn more about the ideal blood glucose levels here.
Can you be diabetic without knowing?
People with type 2 diabetes often have no symptoms at first. They may not have symptoms for many years. According to Medlineplus.gov, early symptoms of diabetes caused by a high blood sugar level may include: Bladder, kidney, skin, or other infections that are more frequent or heal slowly.