Diabetes Symptoms Quiz -- test yourself for symptoms

This diabetes symptoms quiz is designed to be a preliminary way to test your understanding of some common symptoms of diabetes. Please consult with your own physician if the outcome of the test quiz here appears to be affirmative.

Since diabetes is not less than the third leading cause of death in the United States, understanding its symptoms is important.

That’s because having elevated blood sugars is optional!

That’s correct: even if you are diabetic and have chronically elevated blood sugar levels, it’s possible today with the best kind of treatment to lower them and actually stop the physical deterioration!

The following diabetes symptoms quiz can only list conditions that you might recognize yourself.

Symptoms: test yourself

If you have several of the symptoms listed on this diabetes symptoms quiz, please consider getting proper diagnostic tests by your physician or licensed medical professionals.

  • Are you often irritable?
  • Do you have frequent or constant fatigue?
  • Have you experienced weight loss?
  • Alternatively, have you experienced weight gain?
  • Are you overweight or obese?
  • If you are overweight or obese, do you find it difficult to lose weight even when you try hard?
  • Are you frequently thirsty?
  • Do you experience dry mouth (whether or not you are thirsty)?
  • Do you have to urinate frequently (especially during the night)?
  • Do you have poor healing: do cuts or sores heal slowly?
  • Do you have foot problems?
  • Do you have numbness or tingling of your toes?
  • Do you have fragile bones [osteoporosis]?
  • Do you experience itching skin, especially around the groin?
  • Have you had yeast infections?
  • Is your vision sometimes blurred?
  • Are some of your joints stiff, painful, or inflamed?
  • Do you have tight skin?
  • Do you have aching or painful muscles for no apparent reason?
  • Have you experienced increased hunger?
  • Do you often feel tense?
  • Do you frequently feel tired or run down? Do you seem to have little energy?

Again, the questions here on this quiz page are not definitive. Even having positive answers to several of them does not entail that you are diabetic.

However, if you do have positive answers to some of these questions, we encourage you to make an appointment with your physician for a definitive diabetes screening.

It’s possible to be diabetic and not notice that anything is wrong. You may have chronically elevated blood sugar levels and not notice anything different — for a while.

On the other hand, please don’t be complacent.

The good news, again, is that, even if you are diabetic, it is not necessary to let your health get worse.

Why are there so many signs and symptoms of diabetes?

It’s because diabetes is a breakdown of one of the body’s major autonomic [self-regulating] systems. Because it’s a major system, its breakdown cascades throughout the body.

Home test kit

Can I test for diabetes at home?


There is today accurate, inexpensive home testing kits available. Just buy one and follow the directions.

People who are not diabetic usually have blood sugar that is about 85 to 85 milligrams per deciliter and few high or low swings. If your reading is above that, then you may be diabetic.

Can I lower blood sugar at home?

It’s possible. However, it’s best to do it under the supervision of a physician.

The best single tactic is to immediately lower your daily intake of carbohydrates to 25 grams or less. Your physician can advise you on other dietary and exercise measures you can take. Again, with proper treatment, you can stop the deterioration caused by diabetes.

Related web pages to help you further

Now that you have completed the diabetes symptoms quiz, you may wish to see the page links below to help you further.

The pages also have free carb counter charts that you may print out of you wish and use for daily guidance.

Low Carb Fruits

Low Carb Vegetables

Recommended books for this page

The books are available at some good bookstores, especially Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, usually in Kindle and paperback form, sometimes as hardbacks. If you found the diabetes symptoms quiz helpful, these books are excellent further reading suggestions.

  • Ruhl, Blood Sugar 101: What They Don't Tell You About Diabetes
  • Bernstein, Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars
  • Bernstein, Diabetes Diet: Dr. Bernstein's Low-Carbohydrate Solution.

On most pages of our website, we aim to recommend the very best books available according to the topic of each page. We endeavor to make the best suggestions based on experience and our many years of work and research in the fields of health and fitness. We suggest only books that we have read and can wholly commend.

Lynda Frassetto MD — Paleolithic Diets and Diabetes Control

To help you further, in addition to the diabetes symptoms quiz, here is a useful Wikipedia article about
Diabetes mellitus type 2.

The page is now complete. We do hope you found the diabetes symptoms page useful and that it helps on your journey to health or weight loss.

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