Living Healthy With Diabetes

Could You Have Type 2? 10 Diabetes Symptoms

Diabetes is often called the silent killer because of its easy-to-miss symptoms.
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Fatigue and irritability

"When people have high blood sugar levels, depending on how long it's been, they can get used to chronically not feeling well," says Dr. Collazo-Clavell. "Sometimes that's what brings them into the office."

Getting up to go to the bathroom several times during the night will make anyone tired, as will the extra effort your body is expending to compensate for its glucose deficiency.

And being tired will make you irritable. "We see people whose blood sugar has been really high, and when we bring the blood sugar down, it's not uncommon that I hear, ‘I didn't realize how bad I felt,'" she says.

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