By Christina Ross – Accredited Practising Dietitian

The onset of type 2 diabetes may feel sudden as many people don’t experience symptoms or dismiss symptoms as part of ‘getting old’. Type 2 diabetes can often be diagnosed later in life, so some people may already be experiencing complications (and the symptoms that arise from them) at the time of diagnosis. 

Symptoms may include: 

  • Excessive thirst 
  • Passing more urine 
  • Tiredness and lethargy 
  • Increased hunger 
  • Slow healing cuts 
  • Itchy, infectious skin 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Gradual weight gain 
  • Mood swings 
  • Headaches 
  • Dizziness 
  • Leg cramps 

Many of these symptoms are the same in type 1 diabetes, except unexplained weight loss is more typically the case (rather than weight gain). 

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and/ or have a family history of diabetes, see your General Practitioner. If you have already received a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and are keen to get on top of the management of your condition, reach out to us here at The BMI Clinic [hyperlink –]. Our procedures and programs not only support you in losing weight, but positively impact many other lifestyle-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes. 

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