A person with polyphagia eats excessive amounts of food. In uncontrolled diabetes, some of the excess sugar that builds up in the blood passes out of the body in the urine. The calories (energy) that the sugar contains are also lost from the body when this happens. This causes the person to get very hungry and eat large amounts of food to make up for the lost calories.
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