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Signs and Symptoms

type 1

The symptoms are often sudden and can be life threatening if not treated. They can include:

  • extreme thirst
  • frequent urination
  • sudden unexplained weight loss
  • extreme fatigue
  • blurred vision
  • muscle cramps
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • constant hunger

type 2

In type 2 diabetes, many people have no symptoms at all, while other signs can go unnoticed and mistaken as part of “getting older’.

Common symptoms can include:

  • increased thirst
  • frequent urination
  • feeling tired and lethargic
  • always feeling hungry
  • having cuts that heal slowly
  • itching
  • skin infections
  • blurred vision
  • gradually putting on weight
  • mood swings
  • headaches
  • feeling dizzy
  • leg cramps

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, have a family history of diabetes, have taken the AusDrisk test and scored a high risk or have any concerns, it is important to make an appointment to speak with your GP as the earlier diabetes is diagnosed, the better.

 
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