Diabetes type 2 warning: The ‘unusual’ symptom you should never ignore – are you at risk? –

DIABETES type 2 symptoms include weight loss, tiredness and feeling very thirsty. But you could also be at risk of the high blood sugar condition if you have this one “unusual” sign, it’s been claimed.

Diabetes has been diagnosed in about 3.7 million people in the UK.

There are mainly two types of diabetes, and around 90 per cent of all cases are caused by type 2.

Common diabetes symptoms include unexplained weight loss, blurred vision, and frequent infections.

But, you could also be at risk of high blood sugar if you have hearing loss, it’s been claimed.

Hearing loss is an “unusual” sign of diabetes, according to Qured Head of Operations and Doctor, Dr Amy Bibby.

It may be caused by damage to the blood vessels in the ears.

Blood vessels can become damaged if a patient has high blood sugar, she said.

“Some people may experience more unusual symptoms and signs of diabetes,” Bibby told

“It is usually a range and combination of different symptoms that a patient will experience before being diagnosed with diabetes, and it will vary case to case.

“Hearing loss can be another more unusual, pre-diabetic symptom in those who have higher blood sugar, as the blood vessels and nerves of the ears are more likely to be damaged.”

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