Type 2 Diabetes

What are the Signs?

People with type 2 diabetes may develop symptoms more slowly, or show no symptoms at all. 

Many people with type 2 diabetes do not notice any symptoms, and in some cases may have been living with diabetes for many years before being diagnosed.

Symptoms for type 2 diabetes can include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Urinating more frequently
  • Feeling tired and lethargic
  • Having cuts that heal slowly
  • Gradually putting on weight
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Leg cramps
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Skin infections
  • Always feeling hungry

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms talk to your doctor. A blood test with your GP can tell if you have diabetes or not. The earlier diabetes is diagnosed and managed the better your health will be.