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Signs and symptoms of diabetes in women?

Signs and symptoms of diabetes in women?

Drinking/Urinating: The more common signs of diabetes tends to include increased thirst with frequent drinking and frequent urination. There is a genetic predisposition for diabetes and there is a higher risk in those who are overweight. Some may also complain of weight loss. I would recommend seeing your doctor if you are concerned to be tested. It's a quick thing to diagnose that you don't want to leave untreated. ...Read more

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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 will be the symptoms if I have diabetes mellitus? 28 year old female.

What will be the symptoms if I have diabetes mellitus? 28 year old female.

Three Major Symptoms: Polyuria, polyphagia, and polydipsea. That's our fancy way of saying you are peeing all the time, very hungry, and could drink water all day. Those are a few of the most common symptoms...And if you're having them i would suggest a discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can creatinine increase from 2.2 to 2.91 in 3 months without any increases in BP, H1BAC or other symptoms for 75 year old woman with BP and diabetes?

Can creatinine increase from 2.2 to 2.91 in 3 months without any increases in BP, H1BAC or other symptoms for 75 year old woman with BP and diabetes?

Yes: Yes, your creatinine could rise that much. You need a Nephrology work-up to look for other causes. You're right to worry about keeping your BP and diabetes controlled as those are the two most common reasons for kidney damage in the USA. But there is a long list of other potential causes. You'll need an ultrasound & some lab test done. Get this checked as you're advancing into severe disease. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms for diabetes? What are the chances of a 20yr old female with pcos developing diabetes?

What are some symptoms for diabetes? What are the chances of a 20yr old female with pcos developing diabetes?

Many & > 10%: The symptoms of DM nitially are unfortunately usually none. Classic symptoms are inc thirst, inc urination & weight loss, but this is really in type 1 or advanced type 2 DM. With type 2 DM being overweight can be a symptom, dark skin areas of skin, blurry vision, fatigue & metabolic dz's. Risk with PCOS is diff as not many studies, but with time >10% & pre-DM>35%. Varies by wt, location, age & FH. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of women's sexual health issues related to diabetes?

What are some of the symptoms of women's sexual health issues related to diabetes?

Decreased libido: The biggest sexual concerns of women with diabetes include decreased libido and increased risk of uti's and yeast infections, which can make intercourse painful. Good glucose control will decrease these risks as well as frequent checkups for diabetes and well woman exams. ...Read more

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Does yellow-colored slight frothy/foamy urine a symptom of diabetes? 27 year old female.

YELLOW: Yellow is concentrated and foamy can be protein. These should be checked with your doctor if they persist. ...Read more

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Can a thin woman with hashimoto's disease while having hypothyroidism get diabetes symptoms without having actual diabetes?

Can a thin woman with hashimoto's disease while having hypothyroidism get diabetes symptoms without having actual diabetes?

Generally, no: Why isn't your hypothyroidism being treated. It's very simple and inexpensive. Since i don't know what you mean by "diabetes symptoms", i suggest you see your doctor for both problems. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for ms. 47 female diabetes high blood pressure, barrett's esophagus?

What are symptoms for ms. 47 female diabetes high blood pressure, barrett's esophagus?

Symptoms of MS: Symptoms of MS vary a lot from person to person. They may be a loss of function for 24 hours or longer. This could affect vision in one eye, sensation to touch on one side of the body, weakness, clumsiness, trouble walking, or double vision. These are symptoms of MS attacks or relapses. This is the most common kind of symptom for people with MS. Many people with MS have fatigue also. ...Read more

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