Get your blood sugar tested if you have any of the symptoms of diabetes. If you have any of the following diabetes symptoms, see your doctor about getting your blood sugar tested :
Urinate (pee) a lot, often at night Are very thirsty Lose weight without trying Are very hungry Have blurry vision Have numb or tingling hands or feet Feel very tired Have very dry skin Have sores that heal slowly Have more infections than usual
What are the 3 most common symptoms of undiagnosed diabetes?
The following symptoms of diabetes are typical. However, some people with diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed. Common symptoms of diabetes:
Urinating often Feeling very thirsty Feeling very hungry—even though you are eating Extreme fatigue Blurry vision Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal Weight loss—even though you are eating more (type 1) Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2)
Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing the complications of diabetes, Although there are many similarities between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the cause of each is very different. And the treatment is usually quite different, too.
What does diabetes look like on feet?
When to See Your Doctor – If you experience any of these symptoms, don’t wait for your next appointment. See your regular doctor or foot doctor right away:
Pain in your legs or cramping in your buttocks, thighs, or calves during physical activity. Tingling, burning, or pain in your feet. Loss of sense of touch or ability to feel heat or cold very well. A change in the shape of your feet over time. Loss of hair on your toes, feet, and lower legs. Dry, cracked skin on your feet. A change in the color and temperature of your feet. Thickened, yellow toenails. Fungus infections such as athlete’s foot between your toes. A blister, sore, ulcer, infected corn, or ingrown toenail.
Most people with diabetes can prevent serious foot complications. Regular care at home and going to all doctor’s appointments are your best bet for preventing foot problems (and stopping small problems from becoming serious ones).
What happens if you are diabetic but don’t know?
People with type 2 diabetes often have no symptoms at first. They may not have symptoms for many years. According to Medlineplus.gov, early symptoms of diabetes caused by a high blood sugar level may include: Bladder, kidney, skin, or other infections that are more frequent or heal slowly.
How does undiagnosed diabetes make you feel?
What Are Symptoms of Diabetes? – Symptoms of type 1 diabetes often escalate quickly, within in a matter of weeks, while symptoms of type 2 diabetes usually develop slowly over several years. People who have type 2 diabetes may have no symptoms or only mild symptoms. The three most common symptoms of undiagnosed diabetes include:
Increased thirst (polydipsia)
High blood sugar levels cause increased thirst
Increased urination (polyuria)
Needing to urinate more throughout the dayUrinating more often than usual at night
Increased hunger (polyphagia)
Because diabetes makes it more difficult for the body to convert the glucose from foods into energy, people with high blood sugar levels are often more hungry Other symptoms of diabetes include:
Fatigue Blurred visionNumbness or tingling in the feet or handsSores that do not healUnexplained weight loss