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Having eye symptoms of diabetes. Go to eye or endo doctor?

Depends: If you are known to be diabetic then you should be seeing an ophthalmologist yearly (sooner for problems). If you are not currently known to be diabetic you might want to see a medical doctor to rule out diabetes as a cause. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more


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When must I call an endo doctor if my child has type 1 diabetes?

When must I call an endo doctor if my child has type 1 diabetes?

ASAP: The management of type 1 diabetes is complex and requires a team - patient, family, pediatrician, pedi endo, nutritionist , diabetes educator. Keeping things in check will prevent complications. ...Read more

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Can an eye doctor detect if you have diabetes?

Can an eye doctor detect if you have diabetes?

Occasionally: Diabetes can lead to leaking blood vessels in the body. The easiest place to spot the small vessels (which are first affected) is the retina in the back of the eye. Retinal blood vessel disease (retinopathy) usually does not show up until after one has been diabetic for several years, so looking for it is not a useful early detection method, but it certainly can be picked up by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can an eye doctor detect if you have diabetes by looking?

Yes, : Because they can find retinopathy consistent with diabetes and then confirm by having your hemoglobin a1c checked. (technically, it's the blood test that confirms presence of diabetes. ...Read more

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Have a cyst and nodules , endo sure I have graves, scan on Thursday, then an eye doc. Wants to remove thyroid. Should I let him? What is cyst?

Have a cyst and nodules , endo sure I have graves, scan on Thursday, then an eye doc. Wants to remove thyroid. Should I let him? What is cyst?

Graves disease: is an autoimmune disease characterized by an overactive thyroid and bulging eyes. Thyroid removal is one of several options for treatment. Discuss all the options and their implications before choosing one. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy. Who do I see first--endo or high risk doctor?

Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy. Who do I see first--endo or high risk doctor?

First available: It doesn't matter who you see first. You need both of them asap. I assume you already have an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are symptoms for diabetes?

Doctors, what are symptoms for diabetes?

Thirst, urination: Increased thist, excess urination, increased hunger, changes in vision are common symptoms of diabetes. In typwe one diabetes, weight loss, nausea and vomitting are lso common. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are symptoms of diabetes?

Thirst and urination: Common symptoms of diabetes include increased thirst, frequent urination, increased hunger. In type one diabetes, significant weight loss, nuasea and vomitting are often present. ...Read more

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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more