Early Detection is helpful
Type 2 Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms may seem subtle at first. Recent studies1 indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing diabetes complications.
Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Extreme hunger
- Unusual weight loss
- Abdominal pain
- Extreme fatigue and irritability
Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes2
- Any of the Type 1 symptoms
- Frequent infections
- Blurred vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
- Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections
If you have one or more of these diabetes symptoms, see your doctor right away. You can also take Diabetes Australia’s online test to find out if you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes. If you’ve already been diagnosed with diabetes, you can learn more from Diabetes Australia about preventing complications.
Learn more about managing diabetes.
- William H. Herman. Early Detection and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Reduce Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality: A Simulation of the Results of the Anglo-Danish-Dutch Study of Intensive Treatment in People With Screen-Detected Diabetes in Primary Care (ADDITION-Europe). Published online before print May 18, 2015, doi: 10.2337/dc14-2459. Diabetes Care May 18, 2015.
- Often people with Type 2 diabetes have no symptoms.