Is increased appetite a symptom of diabetes?

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asked Jun 28 in Diseases Conditions by Drxreow (250 points)
Is increased appetite a symptom of diabetes?

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answered Jun 30 by Grahlu (21,540 points)
Yes a common symptom of having or getting diabetes is increased hunger or an increased appetite that makes you want to eat more than you normally would.

There's a medical term for this condition and it's known as Polyphagia which is excessive hunger and/or increased appetite.

And Polyphagia is one of the 3 main signs of a person having diabetes.

Other symptoms of Diabetes are Polydipsia which is increased thirst and Polyuria which is excessive and frequent urination.

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