Frequent urination and increased thirst: 

When excess glucose builds up in the bloodstream, the body will extract fluid from tissues. This can lead to excessive thirst.

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Increased hunger 

In type 2 diabetes, the cells are not able to access glucose for energy. The muscles and organs will be low on energy, and the person may feel more hungry than usual. 

2

Weight loss 

When there is too little insulin, the body may start burning fat and muscle for energy. This causes weight loss. 

3

Fatigue 

When cells lack glucose, the body becomes tired. Fatigue can interfere with daily life when a person has type 2 diabetes. 

4

Infections and sores 

It takes longer to recover from infections and sores because blood circulation is poor and there may be other nutritional deficits. 

5

Blurred vision 

High blood glucose can cause fluid to be pulled from the lenses of the eyes, resulting in swelling, leading to temporarily blurred vision. 

6

Feeling very tired

Type 2 diabetes can impact on a person’s energy levels and cause them to feel very tired or fatigued.

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Patches of dark skin

Patches of dark skin forming on the creases of the neck, armpit, or groin can also signify a higher risk of diabetes. These patches may feel very soft and velvety. 

8

Slow healing of cuts and wound

High levels of sugar in the blood can damage the body’s nerves and blood vessels, which can impair blood circulation.

9

Increased thirst

The frequent urination that is necessary to remove excess sugar from the blood can result in the body losing additional water.

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