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A 43-year-old member asked:

What are common causes and symptoms of diabetes?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Varies: If you mean type 2 diabetes, it's increased by age, family history and (70-90%) obesity -- which causes Insulin resistance, necessitating higher Insulin product by your pancreas and eventually exhausts your pancreas' ability to make sufficient insulin. Symptoms are thirst, urination, weight loss, visual blurring, fatigue, etc. See your doctor.
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A 31-year-old male asked:

What is the most common cause of diabetes?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Type 2: Causes over 90% of the diabetes in the U.S. -- mostly due to obesity and inactivity. See diabetes.Org for more into.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the cause, effect and symptoms of diabetes?

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Endocrinology 34 years experience
Too much sugar!: Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of high blood sugars caused by either deficiency of Insulin (type 1) or a partial deficiency of Insulin caused by the body not responding to Insulin (type 2). High glucose levels can cause short-term symptoms (thirst, frequent urination), but more worrisome are the long-term complications of high glucose levels, such as blindness, kidney disease, and heart disease.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the common signs/symptoms of having diabetes?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Multiple: Frequent urination unusual thirst extreme hunger unusual weight loss extreme fatigue and irritability frequent infections blurred vision cuts/bruises that are slow to heal tingling/numbness in the hands/feet recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What can cause diabetes-like symptoms if I don't have diabetes?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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32 years experience
Depends: Hi. Symptoms are notoriously non-specific for disease. We don't know what symptoms you consider to be "diabetes-like", but if your blood glucose analyses are normal (fasting, A1c, post-challenge), then the symptoms are due to something else or nothing wrong at all. Eat healthily, exercise regularly, and don't smoke. Good luck!
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the common symptoms among all types of diabetes?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early and can check sugars before person get these symtoms, to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes.
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