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.

Symptoms of high blood sugar:

  • Fatigue, drowsiness
  • Increased volume and frequency of urine
  • Excessive hunger
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Exaggerated hunger
  • Irritability

If high blood sugar persists over time, the following symptoms may set in:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Wounds that heal poorly
  • Bladder infection or urinary tract infection
  • Yeats infection.

If any or several of these symptoms occur, consult your physician. If the symptoms are severe, get yourself to the hospital.

The symptoms of type 1 diabetes can appear progressively or suddenly. Diabetes doesn’t always present the same way, with the same intensity or with all these symptoms.

The symptoms of prediabetes  are usually absent. When present, they may be similar to those of a person with diabetes.

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