Most symptoms of diabetes are related to the fact that the body tissues cannot utilise glucose due to lack of insulin. When glucose does not enter the body cells, it accumulates in the blood. After it reaches a certain limit, it starts appearing in urine. Normal urine does not contain glucose. When glucose appears in urine it draws out more water with it and hence there is excessive urination. Because of excess urination and loss of water there is excessive thirst.
Although there is excess glucose in the blood, there isn`t enough in the cells. This causes loss of weight and tiredness. But some people do not have any symptoms at all. They are diagnosed as diabetics only on routine examination.
Look for these symptoms
Loss of Weight
Itching in the genitals
Delayed wound healing
There`s no cure for diabetes but it can be kept under control. Here are the two most important things you can do to prevent type 2 diabetes - lose weight, and exercise. But you could bring high blood glucose levels down to normal with weight loss, exercise, and sometimes medication and/or insulin.