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Symptoms & causes

Do you know diabetes symptoms and warning signs? Find out here.


The warning signs of diabetes can be so mild that you don't notice them. That's especially true of type 2 diabetes. With type 1 diabetes, the symptoms usually happen quickly, in a matter of days or a few weeks.

Here are the diabetes symptoms you should never ignore.

Polydipsia is the medical term for excessive thirst. It's common to feel thirsty at times but long-term thirst and having to drink a lot more water than usual could be a warning sign of health conditions, including diabetes.

Causes & risk factors

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors: high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels and belly fat.

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