When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it was after many appointments for recurrent and persistent yeast infections. At the time I got health care from a clinic where I saw a different doctor each time I visited. Because of this, I saw a different doctor for each infection and they did not realize I had been in often for the same problem. This happened over a course of months.
Although I have a very strong family history of diabetes, I was not educated as to what to look for. For about a year I was having frequent urination, drinking a lot of water, and was having a hard time reading the signs over counters due to blurry vision. These were tell-tale signs. Had I educated myself, I could have caught onto my diabetes a lot earlier.
Luckily I finally got a nurse practitioner who looked at my body shape (an apple shape with thin arms and legs) and started to ask questions. They checked my blood sugar, and by the end of that visit I was officially dubbed a type 2 diabetic.
Are you at risk for diabetes? If so, it is important to watch for signs and symptoms of early diabetes. Here is a detailed list of some common and not-so common symptoms. Some you may not be aware of. For instance, do you know your skin could show signs of diabetes?