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Diabetes symptoms


In diabetes, the major effect on the body is that the patient's blood sugar levels are high. These elevated blood glucose levels lead to the classic diabetes symptoms, which develop over a period of time. These are known as the three Ps:


In this state, excessive amounts of urine are produced. However, since the urine needs to be released, it is usually thought of as frequent urination. In some situations, such as when drinking more fluids than normal, it is normal for this to occur. Diabetes is the most common medical cause of polyuria, whether in children or adults. It is also known as diuresis.


In polydipsia, the patient has an abnormally high level of thirst. It is commonly found as one of the symptoms of diabetes. Some other conditions that can lead to it (not an exhaustive list) include: hypokalemia (low levels of potassium in the blood) and decreased blood volume.


Also known as hyperphagia, a person with this symptom is one who displays excessive hunger, and eats disproportionately high amounts of solid foods. Some other conditions in which this can be present include syndromes known as Kleine Levin (KLS), Bardet Biedl (BBS), and Prader-Willi (PWS).

Further diabetes symptoms

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a medical emergency that can occur in persons with type 1, and occasionally type 2, diabetes. Common symptoms in this serious condition include a breathing pattern with deep gasps known as Kussmaul breathing, vomiting, confusion, dehydration, and abdominal pain.

Diabetic dermadromes are a group of rashes that can occur on the skin in diabetic patients. Carotenosis, waxy skin, necrobiosis lipoidica, and diabetic dermopathy are some of the kinds.

Over a period of time, high blood sugar can lead to glucose absorption. This in turn can cause vision changes due to altering the shape of the eyes' lenses. Controlling the blood sugar levels generally brings the affected lenses back to their original shapes.

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