Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that affects the pancreas and prevents it from secreting insulin.
Patients with type 1 diabetes should have their own insulin administered in order to live. Type 1 diabetes is not healing, so it's very important to be mindful of the signs the body transmits to you so you can take immediate action.
Like any disease found at an early stage, it will be easier to manage and receive treatment.
Signs you need to be very careful about
Frequent urination. Without insulin, the sugar spreads in the blood, and the kidneys do not cope. Sugar reaches the urine and attracts liquids, resulting in frequent urination. Excessive urination leads to dehydration and kidney disease if treatment is not taken.
Unstoppable thirst. As you will urinate more often, you will be more and more thirsty because the body wants to recover the lost fluids. The more you drink, the more you urinate.
An unexplained weakening. Insulin takes your sugar into the cells to have energy. Without sugar, the cells will suffer, and the body will "call" fat and muscle to get energy. You can weaken drastically and quickly, even if you eat normally.
Fruity odor of the body. With so much sugar in the urine, you will begin to smell sweet, fruit or wine. This smell comes from the increased levels of ketones, a life-threatening situation.
Diabetic ketoacidosis (CAD) is the worst acute complication, which, untreated, can cause diabetic coma and even death.
If you feel a fruity smell, go to the doctor immediately!
Fatigue. Not only are stress and lack of sleep, some type 1 diabetes patients feel revived after they start insulin treatment.
stomach ache. These pains can again be a sign of diabetic ketoacidosis. You may also have chest pain, nausea and vomiting, jerky breathing and confusion.
Blurry vision. High blood glucose levels can cause visual disturbances. Once you stabilize your glucose at normal odds, your vision will return.
If you have any of these symptoms, consult your doctor.