By Rachel Martin, Reviewed by Hope Warshaw, RD, CDE, 2013
Many people with type 2 diabetes don't show any symptoms of having the disease prior to being diagnosed with it. In fact, more than 7 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes and don't yet know it, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Diabetes Fact Sheet (cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf).
However, some people do experience one or more of these so-called "classic" diabetes symptoms, including:
- increased thirst
- increased hunger
- weight loss
- blurred vision
- frequent urination
- frequent infections and/or slow-healing cuts or sores
If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with your health care provider and ask about having an A1C blood test or fasting or random blood glucose test done.
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