T1D Symptoms

T1D Symptoms

Type 1 Diabetes often develops suddenly and can produce symptoms such as polydipsia ( excessive thirst), polyuria (excessive passage of urine), enuresis (involuntary urination), lack of energy, extreme tiredness, polyphagia (excessive eating or appetite), sudden weight loss, slow-healing wounds, recurrent infections and blurred vision with severe dehydration and diabetes-related ketoacidosis in children and adolescents. Diabetes-related ketoacidosis occurs when the body breaks down fat much too fast to generate fuel to compensate the failure of insulin to supply glucose for energy. The liver processes the fat into a fuel called ketones as an alternative source of energy, however high levels of ketones result in a dangerous condition called ketoacidosis, this causes the blood to become acidic, which can cause potentially fatal complications, such as severe dehydration, coma and swelling of the brain.