Quick Answer: How Would I Know If I Have Diabetes?


Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes high blood sugar levels.

Early signs and symptoms can include frequent urination, increased thirst, feeling tired and hungry, vision problems, slow wound healing, and yeast infections.

What are the early signs of diabetes?

Common warnings signs of diabetes include:

  • Increased thirst.
  • Increased hunger (especially after eating)
  • Dry mouth.
  • Frequent urination or urine infections.
  • Unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry)
  • Fatigue (weak, tired feeling)
  • Blurred vision.
  • Headaches.

Can you test for diabetes at home?

People can test their blood glucose at home using a blood glucose monitor. Home blood glucose monitoring indicates how effectively the body is processing glucose. A home blood glucose kit reads glucose testing strips. These strips allow the machine to detect the level of glucose in a drop of blood.

How do you get diabetes?

What causes type 1 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes occurs when your immune system, the body’s system for fighting infection, attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. Scientists think type 1 diabetes is caused by genes and environmental factors, such as viruses, that might trigger the disease.

What are the warning signs of gestational diabetes?

What is gestational diabetes?

  1. Sugar in urine (revealed in a test done in your doctor’s office)
  2. Unusual thirst.
  3. Frequent urination.
  4. Fatigue.
  5. Nausea.
  6. Frequent vaginal, bladder, and skin infections.
  7. Blurred vision.