What are the Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes?

  • Increased thirst
  • Urinating very often
  • Bed-wetting in children who previously did not wet the bed during the night
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unintended (not on purpose) weight loss
  • Irritability and other mood changes
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent yeast infections
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This is a serious condition that causes high levels of ketones, or acids, in the blood. The body makes ketones when it breaks down fat and muscle for energy instead of sugar. This usually happens when people do not eat for a long time. It can also happen if your child’s body does not make enough insulin. Signs of DKA, a serious complication of poorly controlled Type 1 diabetes, include abdominal (belly area) pain, vomiting, difficulty breathing and dehydration (losing fluids).

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