Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes symptoms often develop slowly. In fact, you can have type 2 diabetes for years and not know it. Look for: Blurred Vision Blurred VisionBlurred vision if blood sugar is too high, fluid may be pulled from the lenses of your eyes and affect your ability to focus. Excessively Thirsty Excessively ThirstyExcessively thirsty, excessive sugar building in your bloodstream causes fluid to be pulled from the tissues, leaving you thirsty. Excessively Hungry Excessively HungryWithout sufficient insulin to move sugar into your cells, your muscles and organs become depleted of energy causing increased hunger. Dry Mouth Dry MouthMay come from the impact that unstable blood glucose levels have on the ability for salivary glands to release satisfactory amounts of saliva. Fatigue FatigueFatigue, if your cells lack sugar, you may become tired and irritable. Tingling/Numbness Tingling/NumbnessTingling or numbness of the lower extremities like the hands or feet can occur due to nerve damage that goes along with Diabetes. Itchy Skin Itchy SkinItchy skin can be related to changes in the small blood vessels that supply nutrition to the skin tissues. Weight Loss Weight LossIncreased hunger, but weight loss still occurs. The body uses alternative fuels stored in muscle and fat because of problem with processing glucose. Frequent Urination Frequent UrinationFrequent urination occurs since fluid is pulled from the tissues and causes you to drink more, it leads to urinating more than usual. Slow Healing Slow HealingSlow healing of sores or frequent infections Type 2 diabetes affects your ability to heal and resist infections.