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Recognising symptoms

Symptoms for type 2 diabetes are not very specific and can seem vague and unimportant. They include:

  • increased thirst;
  • frequent trips to the toilet, particularly at night;
  • excessive tiredness
  • weight loss
  • blurred vision
  • slow healing of cuts
  • genital itching or frequent episodes of thrush

You may have no warning symptoms at all. So if you are at risk or you have any of the above symptoms, ask your GP for a diabetes check.

Further information

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 169 2081

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