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Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes

Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes: Introduction

Type 1 diabetes can strike anyone at any age but most often occurs in children and adolescents. Symptoms of type 1 diabetes generally develop quickly and can include tingling or loss of sensation in hands and feet, excessive thirst, excessive urination, extreme hunger, fatigue, weakness, blurred vision, vomiting, dehydration, and significant weight loss even with the consumption of large amounts of food.

If type 1 diabetes is not diagnosed and treated promptly, the body's cells do not receive the glucose they need for energy and the body is forced to burn fat stores for energy. As large amount of fats stores are burned, they substances called ketones are produced. When a large amount of ketones build up in the body, it can lead to a life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis. High amounts of glucose in the blood can lead to hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome, coma, and shock. Long-term complications of type 1 diabetes can also be serious and include kidney failure, diabetic retinopathy and blindness, peripheral neuropathy, kidney failure, serious skin infections, gangrene, cardiovascular disease, stroke, disability, and death....more about Type 1 diabetes »

Type 1 diabetes symptoms: 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 about Type 1 diabetes »

Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Type 1 diabetes includes the 13 symptoms listed below:

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes?

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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)

Type 1 diabetes as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Type 1 diabetes, it is also important to consider Type 1 diabetes as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Type 1 diabetes may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes. This signs and symptoms information 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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