Polyuria is a common symptom of diabetes mellitus?
Yes, but only in untreated diabetes.
Polyuria (frequent urination) is part of a classic triad seen with untreated diabetes mellitus. This triad includes polyuria (frequent urination), polydypsia (frequent thirst), & polyphagia (frequent hunger). This triad is often seen with the paradoxical combination of polyphagia and weight loss.
The causes of diabetes mellitus can be either that the body does not produce enough insulin or that the body does not respond properly to the insulin that is produced. There are numerous types of diabetes and the symptoms vary with each. Common symptoms are increased urination, thirst and/or hunger. Often blurred vision is another symptom.
Common symptoms of diabetes mellitus include increased thirst, increased urination and increased appetite. Other symptoms include headaches, fatigue, poor healing of skin wounds, fluid retention and numbness in fingers or toes. Refer to WebMD for further information: http://diabetes.webmd.com/guide/understanding-diabetes-symptoms.
There are several diagnostic exams to know if you have diabetes mellitus. The most common is the Fasting Blood Sugar test and the Random Blood sugar test. This will determine you Blood Sugar count. There is also the OGTT or the oral Glucose test. If you have already been started with a regimen for diabetes, the doctor usually orders you a HBA1c or glycoselated hemoglobin.
Although diabetes can produce a variety of signs and symptoms, there are some that are most common. These diabetes signs include increased thirst, urinary frequency and an increase in appetite. In addition, common diabetes signs may include weight loss and mood swings. Although weight loss as diabetes signs are typically more frequent in Type I Diabetes or Juvenile Diabetes, it can be a common sign of diabetes in Diabetes Mellitus or Adult Onset Diabetes. Other…