Hi, I was wondering about the less obvious symptoms of diabetes. Diabetes has affected my family like the plague. The past year or so I have had some symptoms that make me wonder if I am finally getting the family curse. Here they are in no particular order( as they say in beauty pagents) I am drinking a lot more water lately especially in the early evening and night. My mouth is often dry, I have problems with my hands being numb and tingling on and off. I am getting up 3 times at night to use the bathroom I have episodes of extreme fatique( every couple of weeks) to the point of sleeping most of the day. I have been irritable for no reason and I feel less irritable after I nosh a little(sometimes) I feel hungry late at night 10:00 or so. Normally I dont have intense feelings of hunger untill about 2:00 but now I feel hungry alot. When I eat sweets I notice I go to the bathroom more at night and feel more fatiqued in the morning. With the holidays I have indulging more than I should. I feel very dizzy but it is not real vertigo, I had an episode of vertigo once as a side effect of a medicine I was taking. I am slightly overweight and am always dieting to keep my weight low. For the past I have 1 1/2 years I have experienced episodes of intense sweating daily(hot flashes?),( they were so bad sometimes I can not wear makeup.) I have headaches in the morning lately. Then finally very suddenly 8 pounds came off like magic and I dont know what I did.:flypig: I eat regular meals and try to eat healthy for the most part so I am not sure what is happening. I have a blood test for diabetes every year or so and think I am due. Should I ask for a more accurate test, A1C levels or glucose tolerance. I was told I was borderline diabetic 30 or so years ago, a teenager.