Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes


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Unlike type 1 diabetes where the symptoms usually come on very quickly requiring emergency treatment, the symptoms of type 2 diabetes progress very slowly over a number of years. The symptoms are similar to those of type 1 diabetics and include:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Dizzyness and/or blurred vision
  • Increased infections
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Increased itching

In children the symptoms can be much the same, however they sometimes do not notice that anything is different. You should look out for:

  • Weight gain/obesity
  • Decreased urination
  • Increased infection
  • Tiredness


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