Published on July 31st, 2013 | by Tom


Symptoms of Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes: Type 1 was previously known as juvenile diabetes; usually occur prior to the age of 30. As insulin-dependent diabetes, people suffering from type 1 diabetes have to take injections for life for their body is unable to produce insulin. Only 10% of people with diabetes have type 1. The signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes mainly including:

  • Often feel very thirsty and hungry
  • Feel tired or fatigued
  • Urinate more often
  • Lose weight without trying
  • Have blurry eyesight
  • Flushed face
  • Deep and rapid breathing
  • Unable to keep down fluids
  • Stomach pain

Type 2 diabetes: Type 2 diabetes is more prevalent than type 1. More common in adults, type 2 diabetes is also known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes. It’s a chronic condition in which the body either resists the effects of insulin or doesn’t produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level. If not be treated properly, type 2 diabetes may be life-threatening. People with type 2 diabetes often show the following symptoms:

  • Being very thirsty
  • More urination
  • Irritability
  • Frequent skin, bladder or gum infection
  • Wounds that don’t heal
  • Extreme unexplained fatigue
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet


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