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Diabetes Symptoms


Diabetes has been called a silent disease, because it has few noticeable symptoms. It is one of the leading causes of death, yet many people have the disease five to six years before they are diagnosed. Early detection means that many diabetes complications can be avoided, however. If you exhibit any of these symptoms, contact your physician.


  • Extreme fatigue
  • Leg or arm pain
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Frequent urination
  • Frequent thirst
  • Sores that heal slowly
  • Vision blurring
Family history is also a factor in diabetes.

For more diabetes information consult your physician or call HealthFirst at 800-648-8141.

The American Diabetes Association website also provides information and resources about this disease.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.