Women and Diabetes

Women and Diabetes
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Diabetes symptoms1 in women present in a variety of ways, and some people have no signs or symptoms. Diabetes may be diagnosed after a fasting plasma-glucose or glucose tolerance test.


Signs or symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Abnormal thirst and dry mouth
  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme tiredness/lack of energy
  • Constant hunger
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Recurrent infections
  • Blurred vision

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1IDF Diabetes Atlas. 5th ed. [Internet]. Brussels (Belgium): International Diabetes Federation, 2011. [cited 2013 April] Available from: http://www.idf.org/