All too often, we fall sick but dismiss the symptoms we’re experiencing, blaming them on a cold, work stress, or just not feeling well.
Certain signs and symptoms should not be overlooked if they appear. These signs and symptoms can lead to blindness, limb amputation, coma, and even death.
Type 1 diabetes symptoms can appear abruptly and are quite dramatic. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a condition caused by the additional stress of diabetes.
Ketoacidosis symptoms include nausea and vomiting, which can lead to dehydration and severe potassium-level issues in the blood. This can result in a diabetic coma and, eventually, death.
Excessive tiredness is another sign of diabetes. We all become weary at times, but diabetes causes exhaustion that is more severe than usual.
Diabetes patients may also have unexplained weight loss. This is due to their inability to digest a large portion of the calories they ingest. Weight reduction is aided by the loss of sugar and water in the urine.
Another sign of diabetes is excessive thirst. When blood sugar levels rise due to diabetes, the body tries to adjust by diluting the blood, which signals our brain that we are thirsty.
Excessive urination is a side effect of this. It’s another another mechanism for our bodies to eliminate the excess sugar in our systems. However, this might result in dehydration.
Poor wound healing is one of the most difficult symptoms to cope with. When the carrier has diabetes, wounds heal slowly, if at all. Ulcers and limb loss can result from this, as well as infections that are difficult to treat.