Diabetes Signs & Symptoms
The signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes usually develop quickly, especially in children, over a period of weeks. In babies and young children, the first indication of Type 1 diabetes may be a yeast infection that causes a severe diaper rash that’s far worse than the common red, puffy and tender skin rash. In young children and infants, lethargy, dehydration and abdominal pain also may indicate Type 1 diabetes. Once the systems appear, a blood test will generally reveal very high blood glucose.
Type 2 diabetes can easily be picked up during a routine screening exam and blood test but it can frequently go undiagnosed for years unless a physician draws a blood sample to check the blood glucose. In the early stages of Type 2 diabetes, people experience few to no noticeable signs of the disease. As time goes by and the untreated blood glucose continues to rise, symptoms begin to present themselves.