- Extreme thirst or blurred vision, a result of your body taking fluid from all your tissues, including the lenses of your eyes, as your blood sugar rises
- Frequent urination, a result of drinking more than usual in an attempt to quench your thirst
- Recurrent skin, gum, bladder or vaginal yeast infections, resulting from the extra sugar in your blood interfering with your body’s ability to fight infection
- Extreme tiredness, feeling hungry even after you’ve eaten or weight loss without dieting, resulting from your body not getting the energy it needs from the food you’re eating
- Sores or bruises that heal slowly, a result of the extra sugar in your blood interfering with your body’s ability to heal wounds
- Dry, itchy skin caused by a number of bacterial or fungal infections that are more common or unique in people with diabetes
- Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet, resulting from poor circulation
Anyone who has these symptoms should visit a doctor for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Diabetes is not a disease that is easily diagnosed at home or treated without the advice or care of a qualified physician.