Classical symptoms of diabetes mellitus

Patient

Q: How do I know if I have symptoms for diabetes

Doctor

A:   Classical symptoms of diabetes include weight loss, increased thirst (often insatiable), increased urination, generalized fatigue and malaise. If you are overweight, especially with central obesity you are at risk of type II diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance.
If you have any of the above symptoms or you are concerned you may have diabetes, I would advise attending your family doctor for a detailed history and physical examination.
He may perform some simple tests including urine dipstick for glucose, blood glucose level check or a fasting glucose blood sample, to exclude diabetes mellitus.

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