According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) it’s estimated that 10.5% of the US population have diabetes - approximately 21.4% have gone undiagnosed [1].

With a number of issues associated with untreated diabetes, it’s important to stay in the know, this includes being aware of some of the most common signs and symptoms of diabetes, including:

  • Feeling thirsty all the time
  • Feeling hungry all the time
  • Frequent urination
  • A constant urge to urinate
  • Feeling tired all of the time
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision

See also: What is the Best Treatment for Prediabetes?


How many types of diabetes are there?


There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2 and gestational which occurs during pregnancy. While symptoms and signs of each can seem similar, there are differences that are worth noting.


Signs of Type 1 Diabetes


  • Feeling thirsty all the time
  • Feeling hungry all the time
  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Frequent urination
  • Intense urge to urinate
  • Feeling moody or irritable
  • Blurred vision or vision loss

See also: What is Type 1 Diabetes?


Signs of Type 2 Diabetes


  • Feeling thirsty all the time
  • Feeling hungry all the time
  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Frequent urination
  • Intense urge to urinate
  • Higher frequency of yeast infections

See also: What is Type 2 Diabetes?


Signs of Gestational Diabetes


  • Feeling thirsty all the time
  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Frequent urination
  • Having a dry mouth
  • Blurred vision

See also: What are the Symptoms of Gestational Diabetes?


If you suspect you’re experiencing the signs and symptoms of diabetes, it’s important to find out more.

LetsGetChecked’s at-home Diabetes Test can give you the answers you need with results available within 2-5 days. The test is recommended for those who have diabetes and want to monitor their average blood sugar levels on an on-going basis and for those who suspect that they may have diabetes and want to gain more health insights.

See also: How do you Check for Diabetes From Home?



References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2020. Online:Cdc.gov, 2020