Symptoms of Diabetes

Written by Dr Rajesh Kesari MD

Thursday, 07 January 2010 07:12

Diabetes Symptoms

Diabetes Type 1

Diabetes type 1 develops at an early age ( from a small child to young age)  and symptoms may be noticed like:

Excessive urination

Excessive thirst

Failure to put on body weight or weight-loss despite good appetite

Dry skin

A typical fruity odour from breath may be the result of high ketones in blood

Type 1 Diabetes patients are frequently diagnosed only when they have suffered from Diabetic Ketoacidosis .


Diabetes Type 2

In 95% of Diabetes type 2 patients no diabetes symptoms may be seen, so symptoms themselves cannot be the guiding arrow for testing Blood Glucose , Diabetes in such patients may frequently be detected because of symptoms of complications of Diabetes like High Blood Pressure, Angina,  eye complications etc..Such patients may also be suffering from other conditions such as thyroid which may mask the symptoms of Diabetes.

But if blood sugar levels are quite high some symptoms may be present like:

Excessive thirst, urination

Weight Loss


Pain or burning in legs



Who should test blood glucose regularly

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2010 08:15