This cycle circles round and round, with some people accepting it as their new normal and not realising they have a health condition.
Other signs of type 2 diabetes include:
- Losing weight without trying
- Blurry vision
- Very dry skin
- Sores that heal very slowly
- Having more infections than normal
If you recognise any of these symptoms in yourself do book a telephone appointment with your doctor.
Your GP might arrange a blood sugar test so a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes can be confirmed or ruled out.
If you’ve been warned you have pre-diabetes, then it means your blood sugar levels were higher than normal but not high enough to be categorised as diabetes.