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    What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?

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    In type 2 diabetes, many people have no symptoms at all, while other signs are dismissed as a part of ‘getting older’. By the time type 2 diabetes is diagnosed, the complications of diabetes may already be present. Symptoms include: 

    • Being excessively thirsty
    • Passing more urine
    • Feeling tired and lethargic
    • Always feeling hungry
    • Having cuts that heal slowly
    • Itching, skin infections
    • Blurred vision
    • Gradually putting on weight
    • Mood swings
    • Headaches
    • Feeling dizzy
    • Leg cramps

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