The symptoms of diabetes are related to high blood glucose levels. They include:
Extremely high blood sugar levels can lead to a dangerous complication called hyperosmolar syndrome. This is a life-threatening form of dehydration. In some cases, hyperosmolar syndrome is the first sign that a person has type 2 diabetes. It causes confused thinking, weakness, nausea and even seizure and coma.
People with type 2 diabetes take medications to reduce blood sugar. But these medications may cause sugar levels to drop below normal. Low blood sugar is called hypoglycemia. Symptoms of hypoglycemia include:
You can correct hypoglycemia by eating or drinking something with carbohydrates. This raises your blood sugar level.
Type 2 diabetes affects all parts of the body. It can cause serious, potentially life-threatening complications. These include:
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