Type 1 diabetes and type 2 in the early stages are symptomatically similar: in both cases, the patient is characterized by high appetite, thirst, excessive urine excretion, chronic fatigue, dry skin, and delayed wound healing.
The presence of three or more of these symptoms is an occasion to conduct an analysis of the level of glucose in the blood. If the test shows more than 6.5 mm / l (on the hungry stomach) or more than 12 mm / l (immediately after eating), it is urgent to contact a doctor.
Also, to the symptoms that may indicate diabetes, you can add:
rapid loss or weight gain;
permanent fungal infections;
loss of vision;
coagulation of the skin.
The sooner a person will pay attention to the symptoms, the greater the chances of stopping the disease or, at least, taking it under control.
If time is lost, then the following consequences are possible:
a sharp drop in blood sugar;
kidney damage or kidney failure, high blood pressure, retinal disease, and, as a consequence, blindness;
weak immunity and the inability of the body to fight infections;
diabetic coma: with type 1 – ketoacidoty, with type 2 – hypermolar.
In addition, the development of heart attacks and strokes is characteristic for patients with both diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2 diabetes.