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Mundelein, IL
A 22-year-old female asked:

Diabetes runs in my fam it skipped some generations i'm thirsty and hungry all the time could i have it. what are some other symptoms? i'm worried

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Symptoms NOTReliable: Symptoms vary considerably from person to person + the basis for them also very variable, thus not at all reliable. Best get a blood sample for hemoglobin a1c which reflects av. Glucose looking back 2-3 months. Optimal is 5.0% (av. Glucose 100 mg/dl), dm is considered 6.5% (av. Glucose 154 mg/dl). A simple spot glucose value (esp. Fasting, most commonly done) is of low value; changes rapidly.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Diabetes Type 2: Type 2 diabetes symptoms may develop slowly. In fact, you can have type 2 diabetes for years and not know it. Look for: increased thrust and frequent urination, increased hunger, weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, slow healing sores or frequent infections, and darkened skin.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016


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