Common Symptoms of Diabetes

March 17, 2022

According to the Center for Disease Control, in 2022, there were 37.3 million Americans with diabetes, 8.5 million of which were undiagnosed. To prevent complications from diabetes, such as heart attack, stroke, or vision and foot problems, early detection and treatment are important.

While some symptoms of diabetes may be mild and go undetected, the American Diabetes Association recommends you talk to your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Feeling very hungry – even though you are eating
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • Weight loss – even though you are eating more (Type 1 Diabetes)
  • Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (Type 2 Diabetes)

Kim Huntington-Alfano, D.O., of the Midwestern University Family Medicine Clinic recommends scheduling an appointment with a physician to discuss any symptoms or to determine your risk factors.

Dr. Kimberly Huntington-Alfano, D.O., M.B.A., C.S. is a Clinical Associate Professor for the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and Medical Director for the Midwestern University Family Medicine Clinic.

Sources: American Diabetes Association https://diabetes.org/diabetes/type-1/symptoms;

Center for Disease Control National Diabetes Statists Report www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics-report/index.html

The information contained in this article is provided for informational purposes only and is not for use in diagnosing any condition. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, care, or treatment and does not establish a provider/patient relationship. Always consult your own physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions regarding any possible medical condition.

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