passing a lot of urine
From the previous discussion on how insulin works. It was established that either due to the lack of insulin or inadequate insulin the body cannot or is not able to take enough glucose from the blood stream to produce energy. As a result, there is excess concentration of glucose in the blood.The body tries to reduce blood glucose levels by flushing the excess glucose out of the body in the urine. It is important to emphasis that the rate at which the sign and symptom of diabetes could be identified depends on the type of the diabetes individual is having. See the discussion below:
Type 1 Diabetes:
The signs and symptoms are usually very obvious and develop quite quickly, typically over a few weeks. This is because the body is not able to produce any insulin at all. The symptoms are quickly relieved once diabetes is treated and under control.
Type 2 diabetes:
The signs and symptoms may not be so obvious, as the condition develops slowly over a period of years and may only be picked up in a routine medical check up. Also the symptoms are quickly relieved once diabetes is treated and under control.
The following are some of main symptoms of undiagnosed diabetes:
1) Increased thirst
2) Passing urine more often than usual, especially during the night
3) Extreme tiredness
4) Unexplained weight loss
5) Genital itching or regular episodes of thrush
6) Slow healing of cuts and wounds
7) Blurred vision