Diabetes symptoms can range from mild to severe. Excess sugar in the blood (hyperglycemia) is the likely cause of any symptoms you or others may have noticed, even if you have not been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes.
Signs of Hyperglycemia
° Saline intake enhancement
° The need to urinate frequently
° Severe Malnutrition
° Lack of motivation to eat
° Ketones in the urine (which form when there isn’t enough insulin in the body and have the same smell as acetone)
° Waning eyesight
° Ulcers that take a long time to heal
° Common infections (including gums, skin, and vaginal infections).
Symptoms and Your Type of Diabetes
If you have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, the symptoms may have a delayed and gradual onset, or you may not notice any at all.
If you have type 1 diabetes, the signs and symptoms can be more immediate and severe. Though you can be diagnosed with any types of diabetes at any age, type 1 diabetes is commonly diagnosed in infancy.
If you are a parent or guardian of a kid who is exhibiting signs of increased hunger or thirst, excessive or uncontrolled urine, unexplained weight loss, or exhaustion and discomfort, it is crucial to bring the child to a healthcare professional as soon as possible.
Any of these symptoms could indicate that you or a loved one is entering diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a potentially fatal complication of diabetes that occurs when insulin levels drop too low. DKA can lead the body to break down fat for energy, releasing ketones which make the blood dangerously acidic.
After a diagnosis of diabetes, once you begin treatment, it is crucial to also be on the alert for the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.
Signs of Hypoglycemia
° Fast heartbeat
° Trouble concentrating
Different symptoms may appear when your brain doesn’t have enough glucose to function normally due to severe hypoglycemia.
Signs of Severe Hypoglycemia
° Compromised awareness