You may have type 2 diabetes for years before you start to have symptoms. Symptoms may be difficult to notice if they are mild. High blood glucose levels may cause the symptoms, or they may be due to complications from diabetes.
Symptoms may include:
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Last reviewed September 2016 by Kim Carmichael, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 8/23/2016