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Type 1 Diabetes
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Diabetes
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Type 1 Diabetes

You might feel really, really thirsty and have a dry mouth. You may also find that you have to wee a lot more, lose weight and feel tired and weak.

If the amount of glucose in your bloodstream is high for a few days or more, it can lead to dehydration. You may need to go into hospital to get more fluids and to have extra insulin to get your blood glucose back to normal. This can sometimes be the first sign of type 1 diabetes and is called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).