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What Symptoms You Will Experience with Diabetes

2013-01-19 11:54

Diabetes is a common endocrine metabolic disease. It is characterized by “three polys and one little”---polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia and wight loss. However many patients in the early stage of diabetes do not have obvious symptoms and it was found that there are only less than 10% patients have these typical signs of diabetes.

Therefore it is necessary to know other symptoms and signs that diabetes patients will experience.

Symptoms of type 1 diabetes

1. Easy infections. When type 1 diabetes patients have wounds or injuries, they are easy to have repeated infections and the wound and injuries are not easy to recover.

2. Eating abnormally more foods. Due to loss of sugar in urine, patients are always feeling hungry. Both the amount and frequency of their eating will increase, but this can still not satisfy their appetite.

3. Losing weight and sliming down. Thought they eat more foods than they usually have, they will lose weight instead of gaining weight. Due to low utilization of sugar, more protein and fats will be decomposed. Besides, loss of large amount of body fluid due to increased urine output can worsen emaciation symptom.

4. Blurred vision. High blood sugar can damage eye sight and cause blurred vision.

Symptoms of type 2 diabetes

1. Thirst, dry throat. This is due to elevated blood sugar level and increased blood viscosity.

2. Fatigue. Excessive accumulation of metabolic wastes and toxins in the body can cause severe fatigue and weakness.

3. Elevated blood pressure. Elevated blood sugar will increase blood volume and further cause high blood pressure which is often co-exist with high blood sugar.

4. General swelling. Too fast decrease of blood sugar level can cause intracellular edema.

5. Abdominal distension and constipation. This can be caused by gastrointestinal smooth muscle weakness, autonomic nerve damage or too much intake of biguanides.

6. Headache and dizziness. High blood pressure and low blood sugar can cause headache and dizziness.

7. Desquamation of the skin. Type 2 diabetes patients will have skin problems such as dry skin, desquamation or extreme itching.

8. Numb feet. The feet can feel stabbing pain and then become numb. The feet can be cold and pale and will turn into dull purple shortly.

9. Blurred vision. Eye sight will be affected and patients might have mild cataracta.

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