Type 1 diabetes is still often misdiagnosed. It is often confused with the flu or a cold. Those misdiagnosis’ can prove fatal. Know the signs. Educate yourself. And if you feel like you or your child could be exhibiting signs, go see a Dr ASAP.
- Extreme thirst
- Frequent urination
- Sudden vision changes
- Sugar in urine
- Fruity, sweet, or wine-like odor on breath
- Increased appetite
- Sudden weight loss
- Drowsiness, lethargy
- Heavy, labored breathing
- Stupor, unconsciousness
- In children, sudden bed wetting
Please share these warning signs with everyone
For a downloadable PDF with much more info, go here: JDRF Warning Signs
For us, Stella started off with an unquenchable thirst, so bad she would be scared if she didn’t have a bottle of water with her at all times. She would finish a 20 ounce bottle in the 3 minutes it takes us to drive to the grocery store. On top of that, we couldn’t drive a block without her having to stop and use the restroom. She was constantly tired, and as I learned after her diagnosis, she could no longer see well enough to read. The symptom that finally led us to the Dr’s office was 2 back to back nights of bed wetting.