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Concerned about Type I Diabetes Mellitus

Patient: What are some symptoms of type 1 diabetes? I have recently became a lot more thirsty, and I have been using the bathroom a lot more throughout the day. I also am always tired, I slept one day for 14hrs straight.

 

 

Doctor: Type 1 diabetes, an auto-immune disease, results from the body’s failure to produce the hormone insulin, and requires th he person to inject insulin. Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes are :Increased thirst and frequent urinationExtreme hungerWeight loss despite eating morePronounced fatigueBlurred VisionDecreased mental sharpnessIf any or all of these symptoms develop, it is a good idea to see your doctor who may carry out a simple test to check your blood sugar level and aid further diagnosis.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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