Home > Diabetes > Diabetes Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Aug 27, 2008 by SREddy, Views: 6974 Diabetes is a disease manifested by high blood sugar. Symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirst, frequent urination, nocturia- getting up in the night to urinate, blurred vision, vaginal infections, and weight loss. Risk factor include a family history of diabetes, being african american or hispanic, as well as obesity, and sedentary lifestyle. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, kidney disease and amputation.