Type 1 Diabetes Warning Signs
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can express itself at any age. The body’s immune system starts attacking the beta cells in the pancreas until there is little or none left. These beta cells are responsible for producing insulin to regulate blood glucose levels in the body.
There is no known cure yet. People diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes must take synthetic insulin through injections or a pump for the rest of their lives to regulate their blood glucose levels. They are Insulin dependent.
Type 1 Diabetes may happen quickly and unexpectedly so it is important to know the signs before it presents a possibly life threatening condition like Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
Know the signs!
It is important to recognize the signs of T1D. It is sometimes confused with other ailments like the flu or a common cold. Please contact your physician for a blood glucose test if you notice the signs below.
- Excessive thirst
- Unexplained weight loss
- Flu like symptoms
- Breath smells fruity
- Excessive urination
- Increased hunger
- Unplanned weight loss
- Dry Mouth
*Please note that I am not a medical professional and you should always consult your physician for any of your health related questions and concerns.