Of the more than 30 million people in the U.S. who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, 1 in 4 doesn’t know he or she has it. Why are they in the dark? The symptoms are easy to miss—either because they’re so mild that they go unnoticed or they’re written off as being related to something else.
You likely already know some of the more common symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes such as fatigue, excessive thirst, urinating more frequently, and tingling or numbness in the hands and feet. But there is a whole other list of sneakier symptoms that make early detection of diabetes a major challenge.
Many people have diabetes for years without knowing it because early symptoms can be so easy to miss. VSP network doctor Gabriela Olivares, says that’s why an annual comprehensive eye exam is critical for prevention and early detection of the disease. Diabetes affects the blood vessels in the back of your eye, which your eye doctor can see during an eye exam—often times long before you ever even experience other symptoms.
Below are for 1 last update 08 Aug 2020 five easy-to-miss symptoms that could mean there’s something more going on with your health.Below are five easy-to-miss symptoms that could mean there’s something more going on with your health.