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Have symptoms of diabetes, sugar level high but not yet high to diagnose. Have Graves' disease. Healthy & fit. Can adults get type 1 diabetes?

Have symptoms of diabetes, sugar level high but not yet high to diagnose. Have Graves' disease. Healthy & fit. Can adults get type 1 diabetes?

Yes!: Over the years our knowledge do diabetes has progressed, type 1 diabetes used to be defined by age or insulin dependence. It is now better understood and known to be an autoimmune disease and technically defined as autoimmune damage to the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. It can be tested for. Having one autoimmune dz increases risk of another. However, type 2 DM is still more common. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of diabetes, blood sugar level high but not yet diagnosed. Also have Graves Disease. Could by T1diabetes? How quick can this progress?

I have symptoms of diabetes, blood sugar level high but not yet diagnosed. Also have Graves Disease. Could by T1diabetes? How quick can this progress?

Diabetes: If your hyperthyroidism isn't controlled, it may cause elevated blood sugar. Type 2 adult onset diabetes would be more likely than type 1 as your blood sugars must be borderline because you state diabetes hasn't been definitely diagnosed as of now. Type 1 is usually more dramatic and severe in presentation. Your endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Have symptoms of diabetes, sugar level is 6.2 fasting.Up to 7 .1 after meal (2hrs) Have Graves' disease.Healthy & fit. Can adults get type 1 diabetes?

Have symptoms of diabetes, sugar level is 6.2 fasting.Up to 7 .1 after meal (2hrs) Have Graves' disease.Healthy & fit. Can adults get type 1 diabetes?

Confusing question: The standard reporting of blood sugar results are in mg/dl.Your stated values are obviously in some other system because that level is incompatible with alertness/ life. Type 1 DM is due to loss of insulin production capability.It could happen at any age, but rarely does in older adults.When it does, the patient can lose 10 lb/week while eating almost continuously. ...Read more

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How can eating sugar cause cancer/other diseases?

How can eating sugar cause cancer/other diseases?

Indirectly/disbetes.: Eating sugar does not cause disaeses by itself. Sugar is necessary for the body. However, too much sugar can lead to diabetes, and obesity, which are not only issues by themselves, they can lead to other problems like hypertension, atherosclerosis, heart disease;failure, visual disturbances, renal problems, and endometrial cancer in women, to name a few. A balanced diet and exercise is advised. ...Read more

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Last month, my mothers type 2 diabetes sugar was 300. She didnt see this as important but it is alarming. How can I wake her up to her disease?

Last month, my mothers type 2 diabetes sugar was 300. She didnt see this as important but it is alarming. How can I wake her up to her disease?

Insulin of 300 needs: to be treated by a doctor. Please get some literature about diabetes from your doctor to give your mom, something short and to the point. Perhaps she would be open to seeing a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Is ulcer disease/fatty liver common in ppl who eat fair amount of junk/sugar but are around 9pounds underweight and have no fam history of NASH?

Is ulcer disease/fatty liver common in ppl who eat fair amount of junk/sugar but are around 9pounds underweight and have no fam history of NASH?

Different diseases: Peptic ulcer disease is usually the result of congenital predisposition as well as lifestyle, irregular meals, smoking, etc. NASH is most commonly encountered in patients with diabetes and based on the eating habits described that will have to be ruled out. I do not see an immediate link between ulcer and NASH. ...Read more

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If cancer is a metabolic disease, why are we feeding children w/ DIPG lots of carbs & sugars...limited glucose should be helpful preventing growth?

If cancer is a metabolic disease, why are we feeding children w/ DIPG lots of carbs & sugars...limited glucose should be helpful preventing growth?

Be discerning: Cancer is not a "metabolic disease" as represented on websites like the one you have been reading. It's the result of accumulated genetic mutations. You're not going to "limit glucose" in any case -- anything you eat gets turned into this, as it's the key fuel in your body. I trust you'll have the common sense to recognize when a website is offering complete disinformation -- many cancer sites do. ...Read more

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I have had a lot of back pain, high blood sugars, and nausea lately. Possible signs of kidney disease?

Yes: Typically kidneys do not hurt. Usually back pain is musculoskeletal. Kidney pan does not change with movement, position or heat. It is usually located in the sides of the back just under the rib cage. If you have high blood sugars, you are chronically at risk of kidney disease. If acute rise think of a kidney infection especially with nausea. You need to be seen promptly. ...Read more