The main symptoms of diabetes are:
• feeling very thirsty
• urinating frequently, particularly at night
• feeling very tired
• weight loss and loss of muscle bulk
Type 1 diabetes can develop quickly over weeks or even days, but many people have type 2 diabetes for years without realising it because the early symptoms tend to be quite general. If you feel that you might be suffering with diabetes and are undiagnosed, head straight to your local GP and ask for a blood test.