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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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What are some symptoms of diabetes type 2?

What are some symptoms of diabetes type 2?

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. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of diabetes type 2 -- being fat?

What are the first symptoms of diabetes type 2 -- being fat?

Weight Loss: 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 (. ...Read more

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Common symptoms of diabetes type 2?

Common symptoms of diabetes type 2?

Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early and can check sugars before person gets these symtoms, in order to try to catch it early, especially in people with family history of diabetes. ...Read more

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Hi, is that true pre-diabet don't have symptoms? Why my type 2 pre-diabetes(fasting glucose91 mg/dl, hba1c5.7%) have diabetes type 2 symptoms? Thank you

Hi, is that true pre-diabet don't have symptoms? Why my type 2 pre-diabetes(fasting glucose91 mg/dl, hba1c5.7%) have diabetes type 2 symptoms? Thank you

Symptoms?: You did not say your symptoms. Diabetes type 2 mostly is the lack of adequate response of cells or tissues to put the sugar inside the cells (by insulin) and use it for energy. So you can surmise the symptoms of that. Prediabetes is at the border, hgba1c not at 6.5. Most symptoms are actually when sugar is low. ...Read more

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Is diabetes genetic? I think i may be diabetic, my mom just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I have two symptoms of it. Should i get tested?

Is diabetes genetic? I think i may be diabetic, my mom just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I have two symptoms of it. Should i get tested?

Type II diabetes: There is a strong heritable component of diabetes, especially type ii. I don't know what symptoms you are currently experiencing, but the classic ones are polyuria, polydipsia, nocturia, and polyphagia. If you have symptoms, you should be screened with a hemoglobin a1c blood test or fasting plasma glucose test; especially if you are obese, or have additional risk factors besides family history. ...Read more

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Why didn't I have symptoms of type 2 diabetes?

Why didn't I have symptoms of type 2 diabetes?

See discussion: Diabetes, like other cardiovascular diseases/risks, can sometimes be "silent" until significant damage has occurred. This is why seeing a physician regularly, along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, is an important part of good, proactive care. We often discover issues that will later become big problems, but with early identification & action, prevent the big problem from ever occurring. ...Read more

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