Common symptoms of diabetes

Most common Diabetes symptoms – Type 1 & Type 2

What are the most common Diabetes symptoms?

Diabetes is a condition that occurs when your blood glucose level shoots up and becomes too high. Diabetes symptoms can be seen when the sugar level of the blood in the body elevates abnormally. The most common diabetes symptoms are:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Increased urination
  • Blurry vision

Diabetes symptoms vary from person to person and the symptoms also depend on the type of diabetes that person is having. Most of the time, these diabetes symptoms may seem harmless. Especially, the most common diabetes symptoms, such as persistent thirst and fatigue, are often vague. Generally, when a person has these diabetes symptoms, there isn’t much to worry about. If you have more than one diabetes symptom, then it is advised that you consult with a doctor and test for diabetes.

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Early symptoms of diabetes

Most early diabetes symptoms are usually when the blood glucose level is higher than the normal blood glucose level. Most of the time, these warnings seem to be very mild and they don’t show up very often, especially the type 2 diabetes symptoms. On the other hand, it is easy to find out a person has type 1 diabetes in the starting stage. Both types of diabetes have most of the symptoms in common.

Hunger and fatigue: our body requires glucose to process food and convert it to energy and in order to carry out this process the body requires insulin, when there is no proper supply of insulin, glucose cannot enter your cells hence leaving you hungry and tired.

Peeing more often and being thirstier: when diabetes causes an increase in your blood sugar, your kidneys may not be able to reabsorb the glucose and in order to do so your body requires more fluid, and hence you pee a lot. Since you pee a lot, you tend to become thirstier than normal.

Early symptoms of diabetes

Dry mouth and itchy skin: since your body uses up all the fluid it results in low moisture and hence causes dry mouth and itchy skin.

Blurred vision: changing fluid levels in your body may cause your eye lens to swell up and hence results in blurred vision.

Type 1 Diabetes symptoms

Type 1 diabetes was once called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas is very little or no insulin is produced. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to allow sugar to enter cells to produce energy. There are multiple factors that cause type 1 diabetes, including genetics and some viruses. It usually appears during childhood or adolescence and it can develop in the adult stage. Over time, if not treated properly, this can affect major organs in your body including the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. Maintaining a normal blood sugar level regularly can help reduce the risk of having any major consequences. Type 1 diabetes is a condition that has no cure and in this condition, the person has to take insulin on a regular basis. A person with type 1 diabetes must follow a strict lifestyle and a controlled diet in order to avoid major consequences.

Here is a list of a few common symptoms of type 1 diabetes.

  • Increased thirst 
  • Frequent urination
  • Bed-wetting in children who previously don’t have a history of bedwetting
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Blurred vision

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

Type 2 diabetes is a condition where your body’s cells aren’t able to respond to insulin as well as they should, as it continues, your body might not produce enough insulin. If this condition is left uncontrolled, it can lead to chronically high blood glucose levels, hence resulting in many other diabetes symptoms and might lead to more serious complications. Generally, when a person has type 2 diabetes, their body isn’t able to effectively use insulin to bring glucose into your cells, this causes your body to rely on alternative sources of energy from your tissues, muscles and other organs. This process is like a chain reaction and shows a variety of symptoms. Here is a list of early symptoms of type 2 diabetes. 

  • Constant hunger
  • Lack of energy
  • Fatigue
  • weight loss
  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Dry mouth
  • Itchy skin
  • Blurry vision

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

As the disease progresses, the diabetes symptoms become more severe and are highly dangerous if left untreated. If a person’s blood glucose level has been high for a long duration, then we can observe the following symptoms in them.

  • Yeast infections
  • Slow-healing cuts or sores
  • Acanthosis nigricans- a condition where you have dark patches on your skin
  • Foot pain
  • Feeling of numbness in your extremities 

If you have 2 or more of these diabetes symptoms, it is highly advised that you consult doctor immediately. 

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