Diseases That Mimic Diabetes Symptoms?

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?

  • Amenorrhea.
  • Atherosclerosis.
  • Bone Cancer.
  • Brain Cancer.
  • Cataracts.
  • Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Food Poisoning.
  • Glaucoma.

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:

  1. Losing weight without trying to.
  2. Blurred vision.
  3. Slow healing sores.
  4. Frequent infections.
  5. Tingling in your hands or feet.
  6. Red, swollen, or tender gums.
  7. Chronically dry, itchy skin.
  8. Patches of darkened skin in the folds and creases of your body.

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