Signs and Symptoms
The symptoms are often sudden and can be life threatening if not treated. They can include:
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:
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.
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered with the assistance of Diabetes Australia.
If you have a question regarding your diabetes, call 1300 136 588 to speak to our qualified health care team.
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