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Symptoms of Diabetes

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The symptoms of type 2 diabetes develop over time. Some people have symptoms, and others do not. Here are some symptoms of diabetes.

  • Feeling tired
  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Increased hunger
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Sores that don’t heal
  • Very dry skin
  • “Pins and needles” feeling in the feet
  • Blurry vision
  • Feeling irritable

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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.

Last Updated March 2012

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