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What can happen if diabetes goes undiagonsed?

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Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 38 years experience
Could be dangerous: If type 1 diabetes is not diagnosed severe dehydration and acid build up can occur that could lead to death. Type 2 diabetes does not lead to such severe dehydration if untreated, but will cause frequent urination, infections, blurred vision and tiredness. Long-term untreated diabetes can cause kidney failure, heart attacks, blindness, nerve pain, numbness, weakness, foot ulcers and amputation.

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