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.

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