Unlike type 1 diabetes, which usually has a sudden onset of symptoms, the signs of type 2 diabetes are often gradual. The first symptoms that some people experience may be those from complications of the disease, such as blurry vision or foot pain. Not everyone with type 2 diabetes has symptoms in the early stages.
Type 2 diabetes symptoms include:
* Excessive thirst and frequent urination * Extreme hunger * Fatigue, or a feeling of being "run down" and tired * Blurred vision * Dry, itchy skin * Tingling or burning pain in the feet, legs, hands, or other body parts * High blood pressure * Mood swings or depression * Frequent infections, such as urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and skin infections * Slow healing of cuts and bruises
If you're experiencing any type 2 diabetes symptoms, please contact your doctor immediately for medical evaluation.