Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
Symptoms of type 1 diabetes are caused by the buildup of glucose in the blood and the lack of glucose in body cells. Symptoms of hyperglycemia include the following:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Increased urination (polyuria)
- Extreme thirst (polydipsia)
- Fatigue, weakness
- Blurry vision
- Nausea, diarrhea , or constipation
- Chest pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach pain
- Dehydration following frequent urination
- Drowsiness, poor concentration
- Abnormally deep and fast breathing
- Flushed face
- Dry skin and mouth
- Fruity breath odor
- Rapid and weak pulse
- Low blood pressure
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- Reviewer: Kim A. Carmichael, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 09/2014
- Update Date: 09/17/2014