Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

 Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common forms of diabetes that is affecting the young and the old alike. Though the number of diabetics with type 2 are high, it is still a cause of concern that many people have undiagnosed diabetes. A major cause for this is a lack of awareness when it comes to the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.    

Symptoms of type 2 diabetes common in men, women and children:

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

  • Increased urination.
  • Loss of weight.
  • Increased appetite.
  • Increased thirst.
  • Blurry vision.
  • Fatigue.
  • Wounds and sores that heal slowly.
  • Tingling sensation in the feet or hands.

Type 2 diabetes symptoms in men:

Most diabetes type 2 symptoms are common for both men and women, but some of them are unique to men.

  • Loss of weight due to reduced muscle mass.
  • Infections in the genital area leading to swelling, redness.
  • Sexual dysfunction.
  • Retrograde ejaculation.
  • Recurrent Urinary  Tract Infections.

Type 2 diabetes symptoms in women:

  • Infections in the vaginal area (yeast infections).
  • Oral yeast infections.
  • Sexual dysfunction.
  • Pain during intercourse.
  • Urinary Tract infections.

Type 2 diabetes symptoms in children and juveniles:

  • Feeling tired and lethargic.
  • Irritable behaviour.
  • Increased bedwetting.
  • Nonspecific stomach aches.
  • Fruity-odored breath.
  • Acanthosis Nigrican (areas with darkened skin).

Though diabetes is a lifelong condition, early diagnosis can reduce the risk of complications and improve the quality of life.