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Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

Type 2 diabetes happens in people whose pancreas does make insulin. However, in a person with this type of diabetes, their cells do not respond to the insulin anymore, so sugar stays locked out of the cells and remains in the blood. Type 2 diabetes is usually seen in older people. Also, things like being overweight and smoking can make a person more likely to get type 2 diabetes. This is especially true for those who are African American or Hispanic.
Type 2 diabetes symptoms often develop more gradually and are not as noticeable as symptoms of type 1 diabetes. Signs and symptoms seen with type 2 diabetes include:
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent infections
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Frequent urination (especially at night)
  • Feeling ill or very tired
  • Being very thirsty
  • Increased hunger
  • Weight loss (and you are not trying to lose weight).
A person may have one or more of these symptoms before being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Or, he or she may have no symptoms at all. A blood test to check blood sugar levels will determine if the person has pre-diabetes or diabetes (see Diagnosing Diabetes).

Gestational Diabetes Symptoms

Gestational diabetes is diabetes that is found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. It affects about 5 percent of all pregnancies. If not treated, gestational diabetes can cause health problems for the mother and the fetus.
Often, women with this type of diabetes have no symptoms. If a woman does have gestational diabetes symptoms, they can include:
  • Feeling ill or very tired
  • Being very thirsty
  • Frequent urination, especially at night
  • Weight loss when you are not trying to lose weight
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent infections.
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