MedlinePlus noted that some people may have warning symptoms as their first signs, which include stomach pain, rapid breathing, nausea, vomiting, dry skin and mouth, flushed face and a fruity breath odor.
With a type 2 diabetes patient, her first symptoms can include blurred vision, pain or numbness in her hands or feet. In male patients, they may experience erectile dysfunction.
American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Statistics. Web. 28 September 2011
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. Type 2 Diabetes – Risk Factors. Web. 28 September 2011
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. Type 1 Diabetes. Web. 28 September 2011
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. Type 2 Diabetes. Web. 28 September 2011
Reviewed September 29, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith