You should visit a doctor to see if you have diabetes when you notice one or more of the symptoms of diabetes affecting your daily routine.
If you are a parent of a child with potential diabetes, you should keep a close eye on symptoms and not delay seeing a doctor.
In Type 1 diabetes, symptoms can develop during childhood and adolescence. It is not linked directly with age or lifestyle, and reporting any symptoms to your doctor is vital for a prompt diagnosis.
Family history can be a factor in Type 2 diabetes. Other risk factors, such as being obese and your age, can be indicators of Type 2 diabetes.
Seeing a doctor is very important once you spot any of the symptoms of diabetes and recognise any ill effects on your health.
Your doctor should diagnose your diabetes, refer you for further tests and put you on a treatment plan.
Failing to do so is medical negligence, and you may have a diabetes claim for compensation.