Diabetes Symptoms and Signs in Men and Women Topic Guide

Diabetes Symptoms and Signs in Men and Women Diabetes Symptoms and Signs in Men and Women:

Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, produces too much, or cannot use it properly. There are three types of diabetes: 1) type 1, which usually occurs during childhood, 2) type 2, which usually occurs in adulthood, but can occur in children, and 3) gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy.

In men and women, early signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes include blurred vision, dry mouth, dry, itchy skin, increased hunger, frequent urination, weight loss, fatigue, dry mouth, excessive thirst, and frequent infections.

Diabetes symptoms that only occur in men include erectile dysfunction (impotence, ED), low sex drive (decreased libido), and low testosterone (low-T). Diabetes symptoms that only occur in women include frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs), pain during intercourse, vaginal yeast infections, low sex drive, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Diabetes is diagnosed with a blood test.

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