What are the symptoms of diabetes?
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Qualified optometrist Nigel Best BSc (Hons) MCOptom FBCLA FAAO answers this question:
There are a number of general symptoms that a diabetic may have, among them:
- Sudden vision changes
- Very dry skin
- Feeling tired all the time
- Extreme hunger
- Excessive thirst
- Unexplained weight loss
- Tingling or numb feet or fingers
- Sores that are slow to heal
- Frequent urination
- More infections than usual.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you do not necessarily have diabetes, but it is worth consulting your doctor.
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