Type 2 Diabetes


What are the signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes?

Nearly six million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes and do not know it. Many have no signs or symptoms and some people have symptoms but do not suspect diabetes. Symptoms include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Weight loss (in spite of increased appetite)
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing infections or wounds
  • Pain, numbness or tingling in the feet
  • Vomiting
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Sexual problems (impotence in men, vaginal dryness in women)