Symptoms

Diabetes

Symptoms of Diabetes:

Type 1 Diabetes:

  • Sudden onset of symptoms including increased thirst (polydipsia), frequent urination (polyuria), extreme hunger (polyphagia), and unexplained weight loss.
  • Fatigue, irritability, blurred vision, and recurrent infections may also occur.

Type 2 Diabetes:

  • Gradual onset of symptoms similar to type 1, but generally later in life and associated with obesity
  • Fatigue, increased thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision, slow wound healing, and tingling or numbness in hands or feet.
  • Some individuals may experience no symptoms initially, leading to delayed diagnosis.

Gestational Diabetes:

  • Often asymptomatic, but may present with increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, and blurred vision.
  • Detected through routine screening during pregnancy.
  • Commonly leads to development of Type 2 diabetes later in life

Prompt Diagnosis and Treatment:

  • Early detection of symptoms and prompt medical evaluation are crucial for effective management and prevention of complications.
  • Healthcare providers conduct diagnostic tests such as fasting blood sugar, oral glucose tolerance test, and HbA1c to confirm diagnosis and determine appropriate treatment strategies.
  • Treatment includes improving lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise. Taking medication to help control glucose levels. 
  • Bariatric surgery is highly effective at treating Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

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