Diabetes symptoms are usually caused by higher-than-normal blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia).They may or may not be present at the time of diagnosis, and they may also occur when a person’s diabetes is not well managed.
Type 1 diabetes
Symptoms of type 1 diabetes can appear gradually or suddenly, depending on the case.
In addition to the symptoms listed above, there may be:
- Abdominal cramps
- Fruity breath, due to the presence of ketone bodies in the blood or urine
There are rarely symptoms in the presence of prediabetes.
In many cases, symptoms of type 2 diabetes are so minor that they go undetected for several years. It is estimated that it takes seven years on average before a physician makes a diagnosis. Meanwhile, the disease develops without anyone being