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The Symptoms of Diabetes

Diabetes is mainly of two type’s type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The most important symptoms for diabetes of both the types is elevated blood glucose levels. In type 1 diabetes this is due to body unable to produce insulin and in type 2 diabetes this is due to body develops a resistance to insulin. This makes the insulin production low.

The high glucose levels in the body makes the symptoms which in turn makes diabetes easy to detect.

In ignored cases of diabetes it leads to severe complications and health risks.


The common symptoms for diabetes type 1 and type 2 diabetes are

Weakness: Due to glucose toxicity the glucose is not converted to energy and a person feels tired and always feels happy to sleep.


Weight loss : Diabetic people are unable to process many of the needed calories required for the body the weight loss in common symptom.

Excessive Urination : As the kidneys spills out excessive sugar present in the blood there is an increase in amount of urine made. This condition leads to dehydration in the body as expelled sugar takes large amount of water along with it.

Excessive Thirst : Increase in urination leads to increased thirst. To compensate the loss of water the body signals of thirst

Excessive eating : It is common in type 2 diabetic patients as they suffer from a condition known as insulin resistance. Here the body makes extra insulin. One of the functions of insulin is to stimulate hunger.

Slow wound healing: High blood sugar is harmful in many ways. It prevent white blood cells i.e. antibodies, whose function is to defend the body against bacteria and cleaning up dead tissue and cells. Which make poor wound healing.

Nervous system damage: A person who is diabetic gets easily irritated, agitated or confused most of the times. One of the main reasons for it is high glucose levels in the body.

Infections : Skin infections, yeast infections and frequent urinary tract infections occurs these are due to high blood sugar level in the body, which prevents immune system of the body to act effectively.

Diabetes diagnosis is mainly by two tests, urine and blood test. In urine test there is content of sugar in the urine and blood test is of mainly three types and in all the three types the blood glucose level is high and above normal range.

Read articles:

1. Article on Children with Diabetes – How Diabetes Affects Children.

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