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Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease, in which the pancreas stops producing insulin. Insulin is required by the body for the absorption of glucose into the cells to provide energy. Without insulin, the sugar remains in the bloodstream which causes the blood sugar levels to shoot up. Following are the most common symptoms of type 1 diabetes:
What are some of the most common symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes?
Urinating Frequently (Polyuria)
People with type 1 diabetes have the urge to urinate often which is more pronounced during the night. This condition is known as polyuria. This is primarily because the kidneys want to throw out the excess sugars that are present in the blood. In order to do that, diabetic person consumes a lot of water, alcohol and liquids with caffeine. The more the liquid an individual consumes, the higher is the frequency of urination. People with diabetes may excrete more than three liters of urine in a day.
Sometimes sugar builds inside the eye lens and it soaks the water in the eyes. This modifies the figure of the lens and makes the vision blurry.
Because the body urinates so often, a person becomes so dehydrated that they begin to feel excessively thirsty.
One of the most visible symptoms of type 1 diabetes is weight loss without making an effort. This inexplicable condition happens if the body starts to force the calories out of the body through the urine. The sugars are released out of the body through the urine because there is insufficient production of insulin which does not allow the sugars to be absorbed by the cells. If you lose more than 5% of your total weight within a span of six to twelve months, you must contact your physician.
A person begins to feel hungrier if he/she is diabetic. This happens as a consequence of the body not being able to utilize the calories and most of them leave the body through excretion.
Fatigue is also a common symptom of type 1 diabetes. A diabetic patient has difficulty in carrying out even ordinary daily tasks and normally feels down. Normally, high blood sugar makes a person tired as the cells do not absorb glucose which provides the energy to work but sometimes people who are already on medication such as insulin may experience tiredness because of low glucose level. If the fatigue persists for a month, it is advisable to seek a doctor’s advice.
Symptoms Requiring Immediate Attention
If you also suffer from the following symptoms along with the aforementioned ones, you need an immediate medical attention: