While 21 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes, there are about 8.1 million people who are walking around with the disease and don’t know it (27.8 percent of people with diabetes are undiagnosed). Symptoms of diabetes vary from person to person. But, the earlier you catch them, the better it is for your overall health and diabetes care.
It is worth getting to know, and keeping a lookout for, the symptoms of diabetes—especially if any of the below already apply to you.
- You are above age of 45
- You have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes
- You are overweight and/or inactive
- You are African American, an Alaska native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, or Pacific Islander American and are experiencing atypical symptoms
Common Symptoms of Diabetes
If you are experiencing any of the following, you should be seen by your primary care doctor as soon as possible.
Here are The Signs: