Symptoms of diabetes are provoked by the fact that the blood sugar level is too high. Symptoms are similar in case of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes because it doesn't matter the cause that has generated the increase in the blood sugar. The bottom line is that in both cases glucose isn't metabolized and this leads to symptoms that include -
1. Increased thirst
2. Frequent urination
3. Increased appetite
4. Unexplainable weight loss
5. Fatigue an irritability
These are symptoms that will affect both patients with type 1 diabetes and patients with type 2 diabetes. The frequent trips are the bathroom happen because the glucose that isn't properly metabolized reaches the kidneys. They can't handle the entire quantity and water is being pulled out of the tissue for diluting the existing glucose. This also leads to unusual thirst because your body is asking for more and more water in order to replace the one that has been pulled out from the tissue and to avoid dehydration.
An unexplainable weight loss is more noticeable in patients with type 1 diabetes. However, the explanation for this weight loss is that the body cells that get their energy from metabolized glucose are not getting enough and they start burning fat and muscle for some extra energy. Because in type 2 diabetes the insulin resistance develops gradually, the weight loss is less noticeable. Another consequence of the fact that cells are not having enough energy is a constant state of tiredness and increased irritability. The diabetes sufferers are constantly hungry because their body is asking for fuel that will provide energy.
There are other diabetes symptoms that are usually experience by patients with type 2 diabetes. These include -
1. Blurred vision
2. Frequent infections
3. Slow-healing sores
4. Tingling in the extremities of the body
These symptoms are experienced together with the other ones mentioned above, but a particularity of type 2 diabetes is that it is asymptomatic for a long period of time. It can take years before symptoms are noticeable.
If they don't receive appropriate treatment, patients with diabetes can also experience nausea and vomiting. Very high levels of blood sugar can even induce coma. People should go to a physician as soon as they notice the first symptoms of diabetes because even though they don't seem serious when taken separately, when occurring together, they signal a serious medical condition. If diabetes remains untreated because the symptoms are considered harmless, it can have disastrous consequences.