What are the common symptoms of type 1 diabetes?

People can have diabetes without knowing it because the symptoms aren't always obvious and they can take a long time to develop. However, type 1 diabetes signs and symptoms can come on quickly and may include:
 
  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Bedwetting in children who previously didn't wet the bed during the night
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Irritability and other mood changes
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Blurred vision
  • Vaginal yeast infection in females
  • Listlessness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness (diabetic coma)
 
type 1 diabetes symptoms
 

Sources
  • "Type 1 Diabetes." Type 1 Diabetes - Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 02 Aug. 2014. Web. 22 Apr. 2017.
  • "Type 1 Diabetes: Overview." National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 23 Oct. 2013. Web. 22 Apr. 2017.
  • "Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital." Type 1 Diabetes. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, Apr. 2012. Web. 22 Apr. 2017.

 

From Our Blog: Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
Today, diabetes is currently the leading cause of blindness among working-age Americans. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common eye disease among diabetic patients, affecting 5.3 million Americans over the age of 18. To commemorate Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, here are three ways to prevent diabetic retinopathy:
 
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