Clinical Features

Summary
  • In this section, we consider the clinical features of diabetes
    • These are brought about due to metabolic disturbances
    • Diabetes can cause symptoms/signs in every system of the body
    • There are similarities and differences in T1DM vs T2DM 

As well as the clinical features described below, also consider diabetic complications (short and long-term

See separate sections for T1DM and T2DM presentation

Complications of Diabetes

  • Short-term (Acute Metabolic Emergencies)
    • DKA
    • Hypoglycaemia
    • Lactic acidosis
    • HHS
  • Long-term
    • Macrovascular
    • Microvascular complications
      • Retinopathy
      • Neuropathy
      • Nephropathy
  • Different complications are associated with T1DM vs T2DM