While symptoms can show very early on, type 1 diabetes shares many symptoms with other conditions and disorders, making it hard to personally diagnose. This is why it’s important to not only take notice of any changes in your body, but also get checked by your doctor at the first sign of anything that could even remotely be related to type 1 diabetes.
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- Excessive urination or bed-wetting in children (the result of your kidneys trying to expel excess sugar in your blood).
- Feeling very thirsty, experiencing a dry mouth, or having itchy skin (due to the dehydration caused by your kidneys trying to expel excess sugar in your blood).
- Feeling very tired or weak, increased hunger (especially after eating), unintended weight loss, or loss of muscle bulk (due to your body not getting adequate energy from the food you eat).
- Frequent or recurring infections, slow-healing cuts or bruises, tingling or numbness in the hands or feet, or difficulty getting or maintaining erections in men (due to high blood sugar levels affecting blood flow and causing nerve damage, which in turn makes healing difficult).
- Frequent yeast infections (due to yeast infections feeding on glucose).
- Blurred vision (due to the lens of your eye changing shape).