Increased thirst

Frequent urination can lead to loss of excess water in the body, this can lead to dehydration and make a person feel thirsty more than usual.


Frequent urination

When blood sugar levels are high, the kidneys try to remove the excess sugar by filtering it out of the blood. 


Always feeling hungry

Constant hunger or thirst can be early signs of type 2 diabetes. People with diabetes often do not get enough energy from the food they eat.


Blurry vision

An excess of sugar in the blood can damage the tiny blood vessels in the eyes, which can cause blurry vision.  


Pain in the hands or feet

High blood sugar levels can affect blood circulation and damage the body’s nerves, this can lead to pain or a sensation of tingling in the hands and feet.


Feeling very tired

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


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. 


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.


Itching and yeast infection

Excess sugar in the blood and urine provides food for yeast, which can lead to infection.