Symptoms of Diabetes

People with Type 1 diabetes usually experience the rapid onset of extreme and urgent symptoms which includes:

Frequent urination, in children, a recurrence of bed-wetting after toilet training has been complained.

  • Unusual thirst, especially for sweet and cold drinks
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Sweet smelling breath
  • Children with Type 1 diabetes may also be restless, apathetic and have trouble functioning at school.


The symptoms of Type 1 diabetes may also be apparent in people with Type 2 diabetes. Additional symptoms in patients of type 2 diabetes may include:

  • Frequent infections
  • Cuts and bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling/numbness in the hands or feet and
  • Recurring skin, gum or bladder infections