Diabetes mellitus symptoms

What are symptoms of diabetes mellitus? What is diabetes mellitus? What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus?

Types of diabetes

Diabetes is a collective name for three types of diseases: diabetes mellitus (diabetes), diabetes insipidus and diabetes gravidarum (also known as gestational diabetes).

What is diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes mellitus is widely known as diabetes or being diabetic. It is a disorder that is characterized by a long-lasting increased glucose level. It is an incurable metabolic disorder which puts the body in a state in which it cannot get enough energy from the glucose (sugars).This results in diabetes and it is unknown why. Many people with a mild form of diabetes will hardly notice any symptoms while in other cases a glucose level which is too high cystitis, vaginal discharge or boils may occur.

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus?

Frequent urination and constant thirst due to high glucose

Most people with diabetes and a (very) high glucose level have to urinate frequently and are very thirsty

Small wounds that heal poorly

You have greater chance of wounds healing poorly, especially on the feet. This is because the nerves are no longer functioning properly so you often do not feel that there is a wound.

Poor eye sight

You can suffer from burning eyes and blurred vision.

Being tired

You suffer from drowsiness or you are tired often.


In men, diabetes can lead to impotence.

Dry mouth / tongue

There are many patients who suffer from dry mouth and / or a dry tongue.

Uncontrollable binge eating

A common symptom is an increased appetite for food. The neurons in our brains need insulin to absorb the necessary glucose, because no glucose can be absorbed, your body thinks it's due to a lack of food.

Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes insipidus is a condition where the patient has to urinate often and is frequently thirsty. It has nothing to do with diabetes mellitus (diabetes). The disease is caused by a deficiency of antidiuretic hormones.

Gestational diabetes

Gestational gravidarum or gestational diabetes occurs in pregnant women who develop high blood glucose levels; this is diagnosed in patients that did not have high-blood glucose levels prior to their pregnancy. It occurs in approximately 2% of pregnant women. The cause is the change in the hormonal balance during which the body becomes less sensitive to insulin, which makes the glucose level rise. Usually within a few days after giving birth the sugar levels are back to normal.

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