Patient Comments: Type 1 Diabetes - Symptoms

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What symptoms did you experience before being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: MasterHamster18, 45-54 (Patient) Published: May 22

Type 1 diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes can also be caused by damage to the pancreas through other means. I personally had a gall stone lodged in a duct which caused my pancreas to try to 'digest' it. These digestive enzymes backed up and actually digested a good portion of my pancreas. I will forever be insulin dependent. I am not type 2 in that my pancreas doesn't produce sufficient insulin but my cells can use it effectively. I have read this as 'conditional diabetes' previously, but don't find a reference to that on your site. I would appreciate if you could look to update your materials to take into consideration additional, atypical causes of type 1 or insulin dependent diabetes. Thank you.

Comment from: Gaurav, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: November 11

Before I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I had weight loss, thirst, excessive urination and an unusual odor to the urine. I was feeling hungry even after meals, and had blurry vision.

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