Are there physical signs of diabetes so I know to get it checked out?

Dizziness, headaches, weakness, loss of appetite...anything like that? Rolling Eyes
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replied August 23rd, 2003
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Signs of Diabetes
Yes, there are many signs that you have diabetes.

Here are a few that I had:
1) frequent urination
2) blurry vision
3) tingly feet

this is what webmd.Com states about the symptoms:

"being very thirsty
urinating often
feeling very hungry or tired
losing weight without trying
having sores that heal slowly
having dry, itchy skin
losing the feeling in your feet or having tingling in your feet
having blurry eyesight"

i hope this helps,
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replied August 23rd, 2003
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Thank You
It does help thank you very much.

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replied April 23rd, 2008
I have to go to the doctor and they checked me for diabetes but they said that I didint have them but they gave me some medicine called Metformin and on the bottle it says its for Diabetes and yeah im kinda confused!! If im not a diabetic then why am I taken some medicine that is for diabetes my doctors confuse me very much. I am only 16 I sont know what to think!!! I mean yeah I am a Native American and it is very common in my race. and i have a history of it in my family!!! A BIG history of it!!! If you can help me please help!!! thank you!!!!
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replied June 16th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These are common symptoms especially in elderly people who present first time to clinic and turned out to be diabetics.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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