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how can i tell if i have diabetes?

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Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Onset of diabetes: Your doctor can test you. Symptoms you may have include: excessive thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, blurred vision, erectile dysfunction, pain or numbness in feet or hands.
Answered on May 18, 2014
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Dr. H. Michael Lambert
43 years experience Retinal Surgery
Get a complete exam : Diabetes can be without symptoms for some time until they begin to appear. If you have a family history of diabetes and/or have symptoms of getting up at night multiple times to urinate, leg pains, blurring vision, etc. Or are simply worried about having the disease, a complete exam, explaining to your physician what you are worried about, along with specific lab, can diagnose the disease.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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