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What are the symptoms of diabetes?
27 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Excessive thirst
Some of the most common symptoms of diabetes mellitus are excessive thirst, excessive hunger, fatigue, and urinating frequently.

In brief: Excessive thirst
Some of the most common symptoms of diabetes mellitus are excessive thirst, excessive hunger, fatigue, and urinating frequently.
Dr. Joseph Jeu
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
Symptoms most commonly associated with diabetes are frequent urination, feeling hungry and/or thirsty all the time, sudden unexpected weight gain.
Some people also experience blurred vision. Long-standing diabetes damages vision, nerves (decreased feeling; burning pain in feet/legs), ability for wounds to heal normally. If you think you may have diabetes, see doc to be tested to help prevent damage.

In brief: Varies
Symptoms most commonly associated with diabetes are frequent urination, feeling hungry and/or thirsty all the time, sudden unexpected weight gain.
Some people also experience blurred vision. Long-standing diabetes damages vision, nerves (decreased feeling; burning pain in feet/legs), ability for wounds to heal normally. If you think you may have diabetes, see doc to be tested to help prevent damage.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Know these
1) frequent thirst, 2) frequent urination, 3) blurry vision, 4) wounds slow to heal, If it runs in your family and/or you are "over weight" with any of those symptoms , get screened.
Diabetes uncontrolled results in blindness, heart attacks, kidney failure, strokes, amputations.

In brief: Know these
1) frequent thirst, 2) frequent urination, 3) blurry vision, 4) wounds slow to heal, If it runs in your family and/or you are "over weight" with any of those symptoms , get screened.
Diabetes uncontrolled results in blindness, heart attacks, kidney failure, strokes, amputations.
Dr. Ray Tidman
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Dr. Joan Sy
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Blood Sugar Overload
Diabetes becomes noticable when your bs gets and especially if stays above 200.
The most common are fatigue, excessive thirst, need to urinate, blurred vision and weight loss. If w. Very severe elevation possible nausea and vomitting. Due to weight loss, I have found that this delays people from going to their doctor for help. I've heard "i was losing weight so i thought i was doing okay.".

In brief: Blood Sugar Overload
Diabetes becomes noticable when your bs gets and especially if stays above 200.
The most common are fatigue, excessive thirst, need to urinate, blurred vision and weight loss. If w. Very severe elevation possible nausea and vomitting. Due to weight loss, I have found that this delays people from going to their doctor for help. I've heard "i was losing weight so i thought i was doing okay.".
Dr. Joan Sy
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Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Diabetes symptoms
The usual symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirst, excessive urination, fatigue, or unexplained weight loss.
If you are concerned you may have diabetes, see a doctor to get your blood sugar level tested. Best wishes.

In brief: Diabetes symptoms
The usual symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirst, excessive urination, fatigue, or unexplained weight loss.
If you are concerned you may have diabetes, see a doctor to get your blood sugar level tested. Best wishes.
Dr. Felecia Sumner
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Wt
Blurry vision. Too much urination. Weight loss. However, many times there are no symptoms. Only a blood test will tell you. We are waiting for you to see us.

In brief: Wt
Blurry vision. Too much urination. Weight loss. However, many times there are no symptoms. Only a blood test will tell you. We are waiting for you to see us.
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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Symptoms
Sometimes people will have no symptoms.
Others will experience thirst, hunger, weight loss, blurred vision, fatigue, frequent urination and tingling in the feet.

In brief: Symptoms
Sometimes people will have no symptoms.
Others will experience thirst, hunger, weight loss, blurred vision, fatigue, frequent urination and tingling in the feet.
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Thirsty, Hungry,....
Diabetic symptoms are polyuria (peeing all the time), polydipsia (drinking water all the time, or thirsty all the time), polyphagia (always hungry), fatigue, unintentional weight loss, blurred vision, numbness in the hands/feet, weak, and if you were to go to the doctors, any random sugar > 200.

In brief: Thirsty, Hungry,....
Diabetic symptoms are polyuria (peeing all the time), polydipsia (drinking water all the time, or thirsty all the time), polyphagia (always hungry), fatigue, unintentional weight loss, blurred vision, numbness in the hands/feet, weak, and if you were to go to the doctors, any random sugar > 200.
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine
In brief: The top 3 symptoms
Or 3 ps are polyuria / increased urination, polydipsia / increased thirst thirst and polyphagia / increased appetite.
Have a great day! http://www.Diabetes.Org/ http://www.M.Webmd.Com/diabetes/default.Htm.

In brief: The top 3 symptoms
Or 3 ps are polyuria / increased urination, polydipsia / increased thirst thirst and polyphagia / increased appetite.
Have a great day! http://www.Diabetes.Org/ http://www.M.Webmd.Com/diabetes/default.Htm.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
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Dr. Veena Govila
Internal Medicine
In brief: Increased thirst and
Symptoms come very late. If you are over weight or have high cholesterol and high BP .Check for sugar.

In brief: Increased thirst and
Symptoms come very late. If you are over weight or have high cholesterol and high BP .Check for sugar.
Dr. Veena Govila
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Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
Internal Medicine
In brief: Multiple symptoms
Diabetes is a systemic dse, so it can manifest in so many ways.
Fatigue, frequent utination, thirst, blurring of vision, numbnedd, tingling sensation...And so on. Start with a simple blood test, fasting blood test, glycohemoglobin, even sugar challenge test. Ask your doctor to start the workup, good luck. Don't postpone , be proactive.

In brief: Multiple symptoms
Diabetes is a systemic dse, so it can manifest in so many ways.
Fatigue, frequent utination, thirst, blurring of vision, numbnedd, tingling sensation...And so on. Start with a simple blood test, fasting blood test, glycohemoglobin, even sugar challenge test. Ask your doctor to start the workup, good luck. Don't postpone , be proactive.
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Multiple
Frequent urination, unusual thirst, extreme hunger, unusual weight loss, extreme fatigue and irritability, frequent infections, blurred vision, cuts/bruises that are slow to heal, tingling/numbness in the hands/feet, recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections see diabetes.
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In brief: Multiple
Frequent urination, unusual thirst, extreme hunger, unusual weight loss, extreme fatigue and irritability, frequent infections, blurred vision, cuts/bruises that are slow to heal, tingling/numbness in the hands/feet, recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections see diabetes.
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Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Multiple
Frequent urination, unusual thirst, extreme hunger, unusual weight loss, extreme fatigue and irritability, frequent infections, blurred vision, cuts/bruises that are slow to heal, tingling/numbness in the hands/feet, recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections see diabetes.
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In brief: Multiple
Frequent urination, unusual thirst, extreme hunger, unusual weight loss, extreme fatigue and irritability, frequent infections, blurred vision, cuts/bruises that are slow to heal, tingling/numbness in the hands/feet, recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections see diabetes.
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Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Multiple
Frequent urination unusual thirst extreme hunger unusual weight loss extreme fatigue and irritability frequent infections blurred vision cuts/bruises that are slow to heal tingling/numbness in the hands/feet recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections.

In brief: Multiple
Frequent urination unusual thirst extreme hunger unusual weight loss extreme fatigue and irritability frequent infections blurred vision cuts/bruises that are slow to heal tingling/numbness in the hands/feet recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections.
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Thirst, hunger...
Frequent urination, undue fatigue if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early and can check sugars at home with home glucose monitors, before person get these symptoms, to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes.

In brief: Thirst, hunger...
Frequent urination, undue fatigue if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early and can check sugars at home with home glucose monitors, before person get these symptoms, to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Often none
Very often, people do not have symptoms.
That is why regular check-ups are important. People who are at risk of having diabetes (overweight, family history, high bp, etc) should be tested.

In brief: Often none
Very often, people do not have symptoms.
That is why regular check-ups are important. People who are at risk of having diabetes (overweight, family history, high bp, etc) should be tested.
Dr. Melissa Young
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