Type 2 diabetes is often asymptomatic in its early stages.
Symptoms can include:
- Frequent urination
- Intractable infection, vision loss
Type 2 diabetes affects many major organs, including the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. Also, factors that increase the risk of diabetes are risk factors for other serious chronic diseases.
Potential complications of diabetes and frequent comorbidities include:
- Heart and blood vessel disease
- Nerve damage (neuropathy) in limbs
- Kidney disease
- Eye damage
- Skin conditions
- Slow healing
- Hearing impairment
- Sleep apnoea