- frequent urination
- extreme thirst
- extreme hunger
- unexplained weight loss
- blurry vision
- frequent infections
- nausea or vomiting
Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms and Signs
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There are many different symptoms of type 1 diabetes. These generally develop over a short period of time. Without enough insulin, your body will start to draw fluid from the tissues to compensate for the buildup of sugar. Therefore, this may cause an increase in thirst, urination, hunger, weight loss, tiredness, and blurred vision.
Type 1 diabetes symptoms may include:
Symptoms of type 1 diabetes usually develop quickly, over a few days to weeks and are caused by blood sugar levels rising above the normal range (hyperglycemia). Early symptoms may be overlooked, especially if the person has recently had an illness, such as influenza (flu). Early symptoms include:
Sometimes the blood sugar level rises excessively before a person knows something is wrong. Because insulin is not available, the cells in the body are unable to get the sugar (glucose) they need for energy. The body begins to break down fat and muscle for energy. When fat is used for energy, ketones—or fatty acids—are produced and enter the bloodstream, causing the chemical imbalance diabetic ketoacidosis. This is a life-threatening condition. Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis are:
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