Recognising symptoms

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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.




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Staying Active and Independent

Keeping mobile is the key to an independent life. This leaflet offers advice on staying fit and active, and looks at sources of help if you do have problems getting around.

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