Knowing the symptoms of diabetes is important for your own health and the health of a loved one. Although you can have diabetes without any of these symptoms, typically people will notice a few of them before being diagnosed with diabetes.
If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, discuss them with your primary care physician. Your doctor can order additional test to determine the cause of your symptoms.
1. Excessive Thirst
This is different than the normal feeling of being thirst when you have not had something to drink in awhile. Instead, someone with diabetes may drink several cups of water and still feel extremely thirsty. This feeling of being unable to quench your thirst is an early warning sign of diabetes.
2. Blurry Vision
High blood sugar can trigger blurred vision for you. At first you might think you need glasses or are just getting a headache. Blurry vision can also be from dry eyes which high levels of glucose in your body can cause. If you have blurry vision, that seems unusual or not normal for you, visit with your doctor or eye doctor to discuss this.