Uncontrolled Diabetes

What is Diabetes?

Signs and Symptoms

  • Sweating, chills, and clamminess
  • Shakiness and confusion
  • Rapid/fast heartbeat
  • Hunger and nausea
  • Headaches
  • Urinating often
  • Dry mouth and itchy skin

What is a blood sugar crisis?

There are two tell-tale crises that can happen when blood sugar levels get too low, and too high. When blood sugar levels get too low,the following can happen, and is commonly known as hypoglycemia.

  • Shaky
  • Nervous or anxious
  • Sweaty, chilly, or clammy
  • Cranky or impatient
  • Confused
  • Lightheaded or dizzy
  • Hungry
  • Sleepy
  • Weak
  • Tingly or numb in your lips, tongue, or cheeks

When blood sugar levels get too high, it is known as hyperglycemia. Symptoms include:

  • Heavy thirst
  • Blurry vision
  • Peeing a lot
  • More hunger
  • Numb or tingling feet
  • Fatigue
  • Sugar in your urine
  • Weight loss
  • Vaginal and skin infections
  • Slow-healing cuts and sores
  • Blood glucose over 180 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl)

Treatment for diabetes

Treatment for diabetes can include medications, surgery, and/or lifestyle changes.