Can diabetes symptoms be something else?
Flu (virus) Extreme high blood sugar in conjunction with DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis) is common in a Type 1 diagnosis. High blood sugar levels can cause nausea, vomiting, lethargy and other symptoms that, if blood glucose levels are not tested, can be easily diagnosed as a stomach flu or another common virus.
What conditions can mimic hypoglycemia?
- Bone Cancer.
- Brain Cancer.
- Diabetes Mellitus.
- Food Poisoning.
Can diabetes be misdiagnosed?
Patients who develop diabetes mellitus as adults are routinely misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes. In many of these cases, re-evaluation could result in a diagnosis of LADA. LADA is definitively diagnosed by an elevation of pancreatic autoantibodies in patients with newly diagnosed diabetes who do not require insulin.
What are the 3 most common symptoms of undiagnosed diabetes?
The most common symptoms of diabetes are:
- Losing weight without trying to.
- Blurred vision.
- Slow healing sores.
- Frequent infections.
- Tingling in your hands or feet.
- Red, swollen, or tender gums.
- Chronically dry, itchy skin.
- Patches of darkened skin in the folds and creases of your body.