Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms in Men
In general, the signs of diabetes in men are almost identical to the symptoms experienced in women. But what exactly is type 1 diabetes? It’s a serious autoimmune disease in which your pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone that draws energy from food. It affects people of all ages regardless of diet or lifestyle. Type 1 diabetes is not preventable and there is currently no cure.
Symptoms of diabetes in men: What to look for
Warning signs of type 1 diabetes tend to come on suddenly—and may be mistaken for illness. One of the early symptoms that you may be familiar with is more frequent urination. This occurs when the kidneys are trying to rid your body of excess blood sugar. And it’s often accompanied by extreme thirst, which is the result of dehydration. You may also experience:
Increased appetite: If your body isn’t able to get the proper energy it needs from food you may find yourself feeling more hungry than normal.
Unexpected weight loss: If you’re losing weight—especially when eating more—it could be a sign that your body isn’t getting enough calories from the food you eat.
Other diabetes symptoms in men
What other warning signs should you be aware of? Look for sudden vision changes; feeling drowsy or lethargic; experiencing heavy or labored breathing; and falling into a stupor or unconsciousness. Type 1 diabetes can be life-threatening if it goes untreated. And the earlier you catch it the better, so please see your doctor if you think you are experiencing symptoms.