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What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes because of high blood sugar?

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The symptoms of type 2 diabetes because of high blood sugar may include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger (especially after eating)
  • Dry mouth
  • Frequent urination
  • Unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry)
  • Fatigue (weak, tired feeling)
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Loss of consciousness (rare)

From: Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Symptoms." 

American College of Endocrinology: "Position statement on inpatient diabetes and metabolic control."

Physicians Desk Reference (PDR Health): ''Diabetes - Type 2 Symptoms.''

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 12, 2019

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Symptoms." 

American College of Endocrinology: "Position statement on inpatient diabetes and metabolic control."

Physicians Desk Reference (PDR Health): ''Diabetes - Type 2 Symptoms.''

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 12, 2019

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