SYMPTOMS

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Type 1 Diabetes

Symptoms of type 1 diabetes usually develop over a short period. Typical symptoms include:

  • Increased thirst and urination especially in the night

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  • Weight loss despite constant hunger
  • Weakness or fatigue

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  • Blurred vision

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  • Abdominal pain especially in children
  • Nausea and vomiting

Type 2 Diabetes

The symptoms of type 2 diabetes develop gradually. They are not as sudden in onset as in type 1 diabetes. Symptoms may include :

  • Recurrent blurred vision
  • Frequent infections
  • Tingling sensation / numbness of limbs
  • Generalized itching
  • Itching in the genital area
  • Slow healing of wounds or sores

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  • Fatigue

Many people do not show any symptoms at all.