Track: Diabetes Symptoms and Complications

Diabetes Symptoms and Complications


When the blood sugar level rises above 160 to 180 mg/dL (8.9 to 10.0 mmol/L), glucose spills into the urine. When the extent of glucose within the urine rises even higher, the kidneys excrete additional water to dilute the massive amount of glucose. Because the kidneys will produce excessive urine, people with diabetes may urinate large volume of urine frequently called polyuria. The excessive urination creates abnormal thirst (polydipsia). Because excessive calories are lost within the urine, people may reduce.
Diabetes damages blood vessels, causing the vessels to narrow and thus restricting blood flow. Because blood vessels throughout the body are affected and patients may have many complications of diabetes which include nerve damage, heart attack, etc.
Blurred vision
Decreased endurance during exercise
Increased hunger
Macro vascular complication