Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Alternate Names : Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, IDDM, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?
The symptoms of type 1 diabetes usually develop over a short
amount of time. Symptoms include the following:
increased amount and frequency of urination
infections of the skin, vagina, bladder, or other areas
such as blurred vision
despite increased appetite and thirst
If a person with type 1 diabetes goes without enough insulin
for too long, the glucose level within the cells can fall dangerously low. When the cells
in the body cannot get enough glucose, the body starts to burn fat for energy.
This produces waste products known as ketones. High levels of ketones can
result in too much acid in the body, called
This condition causes:
labored or deep, rapid breathing
such as stomach pains or nausea
Immediate medical attention is needed to prevent coma and death.