Diabetes can lead to blindness, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and amputations. Sometimes it can have obvious symptoms, but many people have no symptoms - they learn they have diabetes when they seek help for one of its complications. However, If you or a family member should have any of these symptoms, you should contact your doctor.

Symptoms of High Blood Sugar that Characterize Diabetes

      • frequent urination (including during the night)
      • unusual thirst
      • extreme hunger/weakness
      • unexplained weight loss
      • extreme fatigue
      • blurred vision
      • irritability
      • itchy skin
      • slow healing of cuts and bruises
      • frequent infections of skin/gums/vagina/bladder
      • tingling/numbing in legs, feet, hands