Some common signs of diabetes include frequent urination, unusual thirst or weight loss, and fatigue or irritability. But there may also be no apparent symptoms in people with type 2 diabetes.
Some people who are diagnosed with diabetes haven’t experienced any diabetes symptoms — their diabetes was diagnosed from the results of a simple blood test.
Many people, however, may notice one or more of the following diabetes warning signs:
Urinating frequently. Since your kidneys must remove the excess glucose from your blood, it ends up in your urine, which can cause more frequent urination with more volume.
Increased thirst. When you lose an increased amount of fluid through frequent urination, you may become dehydrated and thirsty. You’ll notice that you are drinking more fluids to stay hydrated.
Excessive hunger. You may notice that you feel hungry all the time. Your body is unable to use the glucose you have and is trying to tell you it needs more fuel.
Unexplained weight loss. Since your body is unable to use your blood glucose effectively, it begins to break down your energy stores such as fat, which can result in weight loss or a failure to gain weight in growing children. This can happen even though you are hungry and eating more.