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From the article: Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
The initial symptoms of type 1 diabetes can easily be mistaken for the flu or some other virus. This often results in a delayed diagnosis and sometimes serious health problems before a proper diagnosis is made. Did you suspect diabetes when you first noticed symptoms, or did you think it was something else?

Inital DM1 symptoms

Initially thought my vision was changing and needed new glasses. Rapid weight loss I attributed to low calorie/high exercise trip to Alaska. Unfortunately, it was neither.

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