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Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

Contact a physician immediately when symptoms are present

  • Frequent/Excessive urination

  • Unquenchable Thirst

  • Bed-wetting

  • Extreme hunger

  • Unexplained/Rapid weight loss

  • Mood changes/swings, irritability

  • Fatigue and weakness

  • Blurred vision, headache

  • Nauseas, Vomiting

  • Panting, Heavy Breathing

  • Metallic or Fruity Smelling Breath

A Physician Could Misdiagnosed Symptoms

An initial mis-diagnosis is not uncommon. If you or a loved one is experiencing some or all of the above symptoms please insist on a blood glucose test. These tests are inexpensive and easy to perform. Every moment that you wait increases the chances of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) which is serious and can be fatal. Be safe, not sorry.

If you are seeing the sign and symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes but a doctor is diagnosing:

  • The Flu

  • Strep Thorat

  • Stomach Flu

  • Urinary Tract Infection

  • Virus

Trust your gut and demand a blood glucose test!

Next Steps

The days and weeks after a type 1 diabetes diagnosis will be frightening and confusing. You will be inundated with medical jargon, complicated care plans and the reality of injecting insulin. I am here to promise you that those feeling will pass and calm will return. The sooner that you become educated about thoughtful management concepts, the sooner that peace can come. You have to empower yourself and your family with good information that is easy to understand. Only then will you be able to make the good management decisions that will result in healthy days that are free from anxiety and fear. If I can do it… so can you!

Who am I?

My name is Scott Benner and my daughter Arden was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2006 at the age of two. I know how to get out of the hole that you are trapped in because I was once lost in in too. One year after Arden’s diagnosis I began writing this blog in an attempt to share what I was learning about living with type 1. In the years that followed Arden’s Day became one of the most popular type 1 diabetes sites online. Along the way I ‘figured out’ type 1 and in 2015 I launched a podcast so that I could more easily share the concepts that we employ every day. I am very proud to say that the Juicebox Podcast has over 1 million downloads, is absolutely free and it changes lives and lowers A1cs every day for people all overt the world. I’ve included an episode below for people who are newly diagnosed or looking for a change.

Please believe that there is a calm and healthy life waiting for you. My daughter is a happy, healthy teenager whose A1c has been between 5.2 and 6.2 for over five years with zero diet restrictions. The simple concepts that I’ve developed for using insulin are discussed by me and my guests every week on the Juicebox Podcast. Please take a moment to read just a few of the listener reviews that I’ve included below. I sincerely believe that you can get out of that dark hole, fast-forward through the place you are now and be standing with me much sooner than you think. Please don’t listen when people tell you that struggling ‘is just living with diabetes’. It doesn’t have to be. Take a chance and try the show… you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Juicebox Podcast


You can listen with one of these links, online or with your favorite podcast app by searching for ‘Juicebox Podcast’

Apple Podcasts
Google Play
Radio Public
iHeart Radio
Coming Soon to Pandora

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