Type 1 Diabetes symptoms should not be ignored , but often on account of lack of awareness among young peopl , it is ignored. Let us first under what happens when you are having diabetes.
Diabetes means your blood glucose levels are too high. Type 1 diabetes also known as Insulin-dependent diabetes, Juvenile diabetes,are rare in comparision to type 2 diabetes . When you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it means that your pancreas does not make enough insulin.
What is insulin & how does it help body ?
Well , insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and gums and teeth.Watch the video on what is Type 1 diabetes
What are Type 1 Diabetes symptoms?
The symptoms in a person affected with Type 1 diabetes are almost similar to another type -type 2 diabetes. However . since Type 1 diabetes happens most often in children and young adults , very few people actually give attnetion to the fact that they may be uffering from diabetes. Here is the most common symptm list
- Being very thirsty
- Urinating often
- Feeling very hungry or tired
- Losing weight without trying
- Having sores that heal slowly
- Having dry, itchy skin
- Losing the feeling in your feet or having tingling in your feet
- Having blurry eyesight