clinical features common to all forms of diabetes

Last edited 03/2018

Clinical features that may occur in all forms of diabetes mellitus include:

  • polydipsia
  • polyuria, with associated nocturia or enuresis
  • glycosuria


  • in type II diabetes may/may not have osmotic symptoms (polyuria, polydipsia) at time of diagnosis. Diagnosis of diabetes can occur without symptoms with an HbA1c of 48 mmol/l or more on two occasions without osmotic symptoms - this often is the diagnostic presentation with patients with type II diabetes.