MEDICAL CONDITIONS OF THE HUMAN BODY: TYPE 1 DIABETES 4
type 1 diabetes are normally much severe. The symptoms result from complications associated
with high glucose levels in the bloodstream due to low or lack of insulin hormone. For example,
persons suffering from diabetes experience constant hunger and fatigue (Evans, Scriven, &
Scriven, 2015). The body converts glucose into energy in the cells, which needs insulin. When
the cells cannot bring glucose in due to insulin deficiency, the victims would lack energy
eventually, which makes them hungry and tired.
Another symptom people with diabetes show is urinating constantly and feeling thirstier.
Normally, the body reabsorbs glucose as it goes through the kidney but diabetes pushes the
levels of blood sugar up, which the kidney may not manage to reabsorb in entirety (Bloom,
2012). It causes the body to produce more urine, which makes the body to use more fluids. When
the body lacks fluids, people tend to be thirstier, making them to drink more and resultantly,
urinate more (Evans, Scriven, & Scriven, 2015). The diabetics experience itchy skin and dry
mouth because the body uses most of the fluids to produce urine that leaves less moisture for
other body functions. They become dehydrated; hence, dry mouth and itch dry skin. People with
diabetes often experience blurred vision, which is a common symptom (Bloom, 2012). The
disease causes constant changes in the body fluid levels that make the lenses in the eyes to swell
up. As a result, the lenses change shapes and lose the ability to create focus.
The genital itching is caused by lack of body fluids and development of infections, which
also causes thrush. The symptom occurs because the disease retains sugar in the blood. For the
body to reduce the blood sugar levels, it tends to flush the extra glucose from the body in urine.
High sugar levels in the urine passing through the urinary tract create a perfect environment for
fungus, and it causes fungal infections such as thrush.
Causes of Type 1 Diabetes