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Diabetes Signs

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What are three major diabetes signs? Three big diabetes signs are polyuria, polydipsia, and polyphagia. Learn diabetes signs for early diabetes diagnosis.

What are the three vital diabetes signs?

The three major diabetes signs and symptoms are:

Diabetes signs

  • Polyuria – urge to urinate frequently and in large quantities.
  • Polydipsia – have frequent and increased thirst.
  • Polyphagia – have frequent and increased appetite.

In case of diabetes type 1, the above symptoms develop quickly; on the other hand, it develops slower in diabetes type 2.

How diabetes signs are developing?

This major three diabetes signs are developing by the effect of elevated blood glucose level in your body, disturbed glucose homeostasis.

  • Polyuria - If the blood-sugar level gets elevated, your kidney try flushing out this extra glucose in your blood as urine. Thus, diabetic people urinate frequently and/or in large quantities.
  • Polydipsia –polyuria leads to liquid depletion called dehydration causing dry mouth and throat. It increases the osmotic blood pressure and lower blood volume, so kidney releases rennin angiotensin, which stimulates hypothalamus to signal thirst. Thus, diabetes is having frequent heavy thirst.
  • Polyphagia – the thirst mechanism in 40% of people has mistakenly recognized as hunger. In addition, when you feel tired, your body signals for energy as hunger. This causes you feel hunger.

Polyuria, Polydipsia, and Polyphagia are the most vital diabetes signs; there are general diabetes symptoms common to all. Additionally, there are unique symptoms; they are diabetes symptoms in men, diabetes symptoms in women and diabetes symptoms in children.

Diabetes without symptoms

There are about 20 to 30% of people with diabetes diagnosed without symptoms, most commonly diabetes type 2. They are totally symptom-less and diagnosed during routine health checkup or during any other illness.  Generally, this symptom-less diabetes may continue for more than 5 to 10 years by the time, diabetes complications may start affecting various organs. Thus, if you are at increased risk to diabetes, then you need to undergo a routine blood-glucose test to diagnose diabetes in time and stop diabetes complications.

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