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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 answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

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.

Answered 12/9/2013

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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.

Answered 9/29/2016

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