A doctor usually catches the first signs of diabetes by looking at the risk factors involved in the disease. He doesn’t normally look into it until common symptoms start appearing though. Take note of the following symptoms and let you doctor know if you fit into any of the following criteria:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Excessive appetite
  • Unusual Weight loss
  • Unusual weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Blurred Vision
  • Dry Mouth
  • Slow-healing


First Signs of Diabetes in Women


The first signs of diabetes in women are pretty much the same as those of other groups, aside from the fact that women may begin having frequent vaginal or yeast infections. Itching skin around the vaginal area is also a likely symptom of diabetes. A history of gestational diabetes is also a major risk factor, and one of the first signs of diabetes in women.


First Signs of Diabetes in Men


Men over the age of 45 are mostly at risk for type-2 diabetes. Chronic fatigue, excess hunger, and frequent urination are some of the first signs of diabetes in men, according to Informationaboutdiabetes.org. Risk factors for men with diabetes include:

  • Excess weight
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • A diet high in sugars and carbs
  • A family history of diabetes
  • A genetic predisposition


First Signs of Diabetes in Children


According to KidsHealth.org, over 13,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and more than 1 million Americans (kids and adults) deal with the disease every day. As a parent or caregiver, you will be your child’s most important ally in living with the disease. Some of the first signs of diabetes that you will notice is that your child:

Urinates frequently – This is because the kidneys respond to the high levels of glucose by flushing them out into the urine.

Is abnormally thirsty – This is a reaction to the frequent and the body’s attempt to keep fluid levels normal.

Loses weight – The one of the first signs of diabetes that you may notice is that in spite of eating more, your child is losing weight. This is because, in order to fuel hungry cells that have no sugar for energy, the body is breaking down muscle and fat.

Feels tired – The body cannot use glucose for energy properly.

Is suddenly bedwetting – A child may begin bedwetting although they usually stayed dry all night previously.