The main symptoms of diabetes are:
- passing urine more often than usual, especially at night
- increased thirst
- extreme tiredness
- unexplained weight loss
- genital itching or regular episodes of thrush
- slow healing of cuts and wounds
- blurred vision
For me the thing that clenched it was the thirst, it was unquenchable. I used to have pints and pints of drinks taken up to bed of a night-time! And of course what goes in must come out, so the frequent visits to the toilet were also true for me. I also suffered tiredness (and still do in fact) but the rest of the symptoms were non – existent. So what I experienced may not be what you experience, so if you are in any doubt – visit your GP as soon as you can.
I’ve had Diabetes a few years now and things are plodding along OK (ish), but one thing I have noticed is that any wounds I get take far longer to heal than previously. Now this could be due to my Diabetes, which is probable or it could be due to the fact I am now over 50 and healing has started to slow down – or both!