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Symptoms of Diabetes



In both types of diabetes, signs and symptoms are more likely to be similar as the blood sugar is high, either due to less or no production of insulin, or insulin resistance. In any case, if there is inadequate glucose in the cells, it is identifiable through certain signs and symptoms. These symptoms are quickly relieved once the Diabetes is treated and also reduce the chances of developing serious health problems.

Diabetes Type 1:

In type 1, the pancreas stop producing insulin due to autuimmune response or possibly viral attack on pancreas. In absence of insulin, body cells don’t get the required glucose for producing ATP (Adenosin Triphosphate) units which results into primary symptom in the form of nausea and vomiting. In later stage, which leads to ketoacidosis, the body starts breaking down the muscle tissue and fat for producing energy hence, causing fast weight loss. Dehydration is also usually observed due to electrolyte disturbance. In advanced stages, coma and death is witnessed.

Diabetes Type 2:

  • Increased fatigue : Due to inefficiency of the cell to metabolize glucose, reserve fat of body is metabolized to gain energy. When fat is broken down in the body, it uses more energy as compared to glucose, hence body goes in negative calorie effect, which results in fatigue.
  • Polydipsia : As the concentration of glucose increases in the blood, brain receives signal for diluting it and, in its counteraction we feel thirsty.
  • Polyuria: Increase in urine production is due to excess glucose present in body. Body gets rid of the extra sugar in the blood by excreting it through urine. This leads to dehydration because along with the sugar, a large amount of water is excreted out of the body.
  • Polyphegia : The hormone insulin is also responsible for stimulating hunger. In order to cope up with high sugar levels in blood, body produces insulin which leads to increased hunger.
  • Weight flactuation : Factors like loss of water (polyuria), glucosuria , metabolism of body fat and protein may lead to weight loss. Few cases may show weight gain due to increased appetite.
  • Blurry vision : Hyperosmolar hyperglycemia nonketotic syndrome is the condition when body fluid is pulled out of tissues including lenses of the eye, which affects its ability to focus, resulting blurry vision.
  • Irritability : It is a sign of high blood sugar because of the inefficient glucose supply to the brain and other body organs, which makes us feel tired and uneasy.
  • Infections : The body gives few signals whenever there is fluctuation in blood sugar (due to suppression of immune system) by frequent skin infections like fungal or bacterial or UTI (urinary tract infection).
  • Poor wound healing : High blood sugar resists the flourishing of WBC, (white blood cell) which are responsible for body immune system. When these cells do not function accordingly, wound healing is not at good pace. Secondly, long standing diabetes leads to thickening of blood vessels which affect proper circulation of blood in different body parts.

Diabetes Symptoms & How it affects human body

by amit sharma Date Added: Thu 15 September, 2011
dear sir,

I'm suffering from sugar from last 7-8 years. I'm 35 years old. I started insuling Human mixtard twice a day i.e. before breakfast 26 & before dinner 22 from last 2-2.5 years. after lunch i take one tablet of glicomat 30. my sugar level always remain fluctuating. sometimes my sugar level down to 30-40 or sometimes goes up between 250-300. plz suggest what I do..? my e-mail id is amitvats_india@yahoo.com


by Noel Prince Date Added: Wed 14 September, 2011
I had symptoms like constant urination and hunger and did sugar test. Test shows that every thing is normal, can i consider i am free from diabetes? or do i have to do any other test? Please your comments..


by bhupesh Date Added: Fri 09 September, 2011
DOctor, I have pain in my legs , feeling tired alot everytime, my weight is also increasing, i dont know its due to sitting job or anything else.I hanvt checked my blood sugar yet please advice.


by Nitu Date Added: Thu 08 September, 2011
my 8 months old baby got high sugar count. What needs to be take care for this now?


by kamal1987lovely@gmai Date Added: Tue 06 September, 2011
hi my self kamal.my mom is diabetic person in 30.i m 24 years old .i checked my sugar fasting is 74 and pp is 89.bt urine passes after 2 hours.n der is vibrating in body.tell me is i hve diabeties...........


by pavan agarwal Date Added: Fri 02 September, 2011
I am 33 yrs old, my sugar is 120 Fasting and 160 PP, pls advise me the precautions. should i consult any Dr or not
thanks
pavankagarwal@yahoo.com

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