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can you tell me which are the symptoms of diabetes?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue, thirst, hunger, weight loss if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early and can check sugars before person get these symptoms, to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What kinds of diabetes is there?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 42 years experience
It changes: At present the classification of diabetes is relatively rigid: type 1, auto immunity to islet cells (the producers of insulin) type 2, Insulin resistance, you make Insulin but do not respond to it, most common and tied to obesity and pre-disposing genes. Other types: not well defined between 1 and 2.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How does diabetes develop?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Genetic / lifestyle: It can be a genetic condition over which you do not have control. You can also decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes by eating a healthy diet low in simple sugars, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How do you get diagnosed with diabetes? What test?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Blood sugar: Typically a blood sugar test is done, and two abnormal tests confirm the diagnosis. In adults for type 2 diabetes common tests are: hgba1c of 6.5% or greater; a fasting plasma glucose of > 125; a random glucose of 200 mg/dl or greater; or a 2-hour post-load glucose after 75 g oral glucose of 200 mg/dl or greater.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Would like to have explanation. Diabetes is what type of disease?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Metabolic: It is a endocrine disease. The medical specialty that focuses on this category of diseases is endocrinology.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have the symptoms of a person with diabetes?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I don't know.: Symptoms of diabetes can include ^ thirst, ^ urination, ^ hunger, weight v, fatigue, blurred vision, ^ blood pressure, frequent infections and poor healing of sores.

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