What are the symptoms of diabetes?

The most common symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Going to the loo frequently
  • Being thirsty excessively
  • Being hungry almost all the time
  • Losing or gaining weight substantially
  • Constantly feeling tired
  • Not being able to concentrate
  • A feeling of pins and needles or numbness in hand and feet
  • Blurred vision
  • Regularly getting infections
  • Wounds that take long to heal
  • Vomiting and stomach aches


Life threatening symptoms include:

  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) which can lead to dehydration, irregular breathing and confusion which may lead to a coma or a heart attack.
  • Hyperosmolar states which cause severe dehydration and may progress to a coma or even death.


Rather be safe than sorry. If you suspect that you might have diabetes, speak to us now.

Clinics & Services

We have three strategically located clinics in Joburg & surrounds and a full range of specialist diabetes services.

Pregnancy and Diabetes

Why every pregnant woman should take note of diabetes and what precautions should be taken.