Diabetes Symptoms

There most common diabetes symptoms are excessive urine production (polyuria) and excessive thirst (polydipsia).

However, the different diabetes types (diabetes mellitus (type 1 and type 2), diabetes insipidus, juvenile diabetes) and gestational diabetes, differ in their causal effects and physiological characteristics.

Diabetes types also typically differ in the time of their onset to the time at which symptoms are noticed.

Time of onset of symptoms may be abrupt or occur gradually over years and even decades. The severity of symptoms will also vary from individual to individual.

Hopefully symptoms then eventually lead to the point of diagnosis when the patient presents to a medical professional and is tested.

The different diabetes types are covered below where more specific symptoms can be addressed.

Diabetes is dangerous due to the related complications that arise due to the disease. These complications include cardiovascular damage and effects (i.e. stroke, heart attack), susceptibility to infections, blindness, kidney damage, and nerve damage.

If untreated or poorly controlled the diabetes can progress and can sometimes be fatal.

Diagnosis is dependent on medical testing of blood sugar before and after sugar intake. Primary non-pharmacological treatment includes weight loss, exercise and healthy diet.