Assess Your Symptoms
Type 2 diabetes is a slow-progressing disease, and symptoms aren’t always obvious. You may have had diabetes for years before you received a diagnosis or even noticed any symptoms, such as increased thirst or hunger, frequent urination, or recurring infections. When you have diabetes, you’re at higher risk for certain diseases, so it’s important to pay attention to symptoms of possible complications. Learn how to spot the symptoms of nerve, kidney, and heart damage, and mouth, skin, and hearing conditions before they progress.