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Signs of Type 1 diabetes

Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes:

The symptoms of Type 1 diabetes usually arise over weeks and months, as compared to those of Type 2 diabetes that may take years. Although Type 1 diabetics can briefly see mild symptoms similar to the early stages of Type 2 diabetes, the most pronounced symptoms of Type 1 diabetes are usually the more severe symptoms of very high blood sugars and these progress quickly....more...»

Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Type 1 diabetes may include:

Note that Type 1 diabetes symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Type 1 diabetes signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes:

Diabetes Overview: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Symptoms of type 1 diabetes usually develop over a short period, although beta cell destruction can begin years earlier.

Symptoms include increased thirst and urination, constant hunger, weight loss, blurred vision, and extreme fatigue. If not diagnosed and treated with insulin, a person can lapse into a life-threatening diabetic coma, also known as diabetic ketoacidosis. (Source: excerpt from Diabetes Overview: NIDDK)

Endocrine Diseases: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Increased thirst, increased urination, weight loss, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, frequent infections. (Source: excerpt from Endocrine Diseases: NWHIC)

More Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Type 1 diabetes?

The phrase "signs of Type 1 diabetes" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Type 1 diabetes" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Type 1 diabetes.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Type 1 diabetes has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Type 1 diabetes signs or Type 1 diabetes symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Type 1 diabetes symptoms.


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