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A 22-year-old female asked:

can a healthy and otherwise fit person be diagnosed with diabetes 2?

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Dr. Jean Yared
Specializes in Medical Oncology
Diabetes: Usually type 2 diabetes appears in a middle age person who are unfit and overweight. It is unlikely to appear in a young healthy fit person, but it is also not impossible.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Triad: Polydipsia, polyuria and weight loss despite polyphagia. High blood sugars cause excessive urination and resulting excessive thirst. As the body cannot use glucose properly, the children usually lose weight despite eating more. In complicated cases diabetic ketoacidosis and coma may result.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dec 30, 2017
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 19 years experience
See Below: Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications. That's why is very important to know how to spot type 2 diabetes symptoms. Most common symptoms are :increased thirst increased hunger (especially after eating), dry mouth, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry), fatigue (weak, tired feeling), blurred vision headaches, loss of consciousness.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the risk factors for diabetes 2?

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Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Obesity, family hx: A family history of diabetes is a major risk factor as is obesity, especially when the excess fat is distributed in the upper part of the body (waist rather than hips.) other risk factors include taking steroid medications (like prednisone).
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the different types of diabetes mellitus?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Type 1&2: Type 1 diabetes is where your body makes antibodies against the pancreas and you eventually stop making insulin. It usually presents in young children and teens. Type 2 diabetics make tons of Insulin but they jane an Insulin resistance problem and just keep making more insulin. The eventual problems like eyesight loss heart disease, loss of blood supply to legs, kidney disease are the same.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What other health problems can diabetes mellitus type 1 cause you?

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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Many: Blindness, heart disease, hardening of the arteries, renal failure, amputations to name a few. Most accelerated by poor control.

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