Type 2 Diabetes – SYMPTOMS

The onset of the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes is gradual and at times may go unrecognised. Very often, the diagnosis is established on the basis of symptoms, which can be attributed to the complications of diabetes.

Symptoms may include:

  • Frequent infections : The high levels of glucose in blood create an ambient environment for bacterial growth leading to frequent infections
  • Slow healing of wounds or sores due to impaired blood supply to the affected area


  • Blurred vision : As a complication of Type 2 diabetes the lens gradually become opaque often manifesting as premature cataract

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  • Tingling sensation / numbness of limbs : High levels of glucose in the blood damages the nerves leading to numbness and tingling sensations in the affected areas
  • Generalised itching
  • Itching in the genital area
  • Fatigue : Due to the loss of fat reserves and muscle mass