What are the first common signs of diabetes?
In most patients Diabetes does not show any symptoms or signs. Few signs are weight loss, slow healing wounds, presence of ketones in urine, fruity odour.
It is not possible for type 2 diabetes to turn into type 1 diabetes. However, a person who originally receives a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes may still get a separate diagnosis of type 1 at a later date. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type, so a doctor might initially suspect that an adult with diabetes has type 2.
Leading a better lifestyle in the form of avoiding excessive sugar/ fats, high fibre foods, breaking sedentary life and regular physical activity helps in lowering the blood sugar levels.
Symptoms and signs include decreased urine output, fluid retention causing swelling in your legs/ ankles or feet, shortness of breath, fatigue, confusion, nausea, weakness, irregular heartbeat, chest pain or pressure and seizures or coma in severe case.
All kids and teens with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin so that glucose can get from their blood into their cells for energy.
With time, raised blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels and nerves that control the heart. Additionally, people with diabetes are also more likely to have other conditions that raise the risk for heart disease such as high blood pressure and deranged cholesterol or triglyceride levels.