In the early stages of diabetes, you may not have any symptoms at all. If your condition remains untreated, you may experience symptoms like:
Dry, itchy skin
Unexplained weight loss
Excessive hunger and thirst
Slow-healing open wounds
Because uncontrolled diabetes can cause nerve damage, you may experience tingling or numbness in your fingers and toes. Without treatment, diabetes can lead to heart disease and other serious health complications.
To determine if you have diabetes or prediabetes, or are at risk for the disease, your Marion Physician Associates provider runs a simple blood test to evaluate your blood sugar levels.