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signs & Symptoms

Having some diabetes symptoms doesn’t mean you definitely have the condition, but you should always contact your GP, just to make sure.

These symptoms can affect anyone – adult or child. But some are more common signs of type 1 diabetes, and can come on really quickly.

If you feel very unwell or your symptoms have come on quickly seek an urgent appointment with your GP. If you have any diabetes symptoms, it’s important to contact your GP and ask for a blood test for diabetes.

What To Look Out For

  • Toilet – going for a wee a lot, especially at night.
  • Thirsty – being really thirsty;
  • Tired – feeling more tired than usual;
  • Thinner – losing weight without trying to;
  • Genital itching or thrush;
  • Cuts and wounds take longer to heal;
  • Blurred eyesight;
  • Increased hunger.


No individual is the same. The symptoms you experience won’t exactly match those of another person. However, the most common diabetes symptoms experienced by many people with diabetes are increased thirst, increased urination, feeling tired and losing weight.

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