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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you explain if it's possible to have a lot of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes and not have it?
Yes: But that means you and md must look for other causes of the syptoms ! :). ...Read more
Having symptoms of type 2 diabetes, + my father has it. I'm 29 and tested negative for gestational diab last year while preg. Could i still have it?
What can I do if my toenails have become yellow and brittle. Could these be symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
Concerned. My fasting glucose test came back negative bt I have POCS, am thin & have symptoms of type 2 diabetes can I still have insulin resistance?
Similar - Except: Type I have to have Insulin to stay alive. They go into ketoacidosis & die within 2-3 weeks, without it. Type ii make super normal amounts of insulin, yet sugar still high & they do not go into ketoacidosis without insulin, though Insulin often promoted as a treatment; a treatment option with many complications & which often promotes worsening of many dm problems. ...Read more
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
Hardly any: You may have no symptoms leading up to the diagnosis of diabetes. Unfortunately when you get the diagnosis of diabetes, the typical symptoms are frequent urination, thirstiness, blurry vision, and fatigue; sometimes with weight loss. That's why it is so scary. You have to live a healthy lifestyle with exercise and prudent diet to avoid even the possibility of getting it, if possible. ...Read more
What to do if I have read that in type 2 diabetes, the symptoms can be virtually non-existent, so how can you tell?
A few differences: While both disease can cause fatigue, weight loss, frequent infection, people with leukemia are more likely to have fever, night sweat, easy bruising or bleeding, swollen lymph nodes... People with diabetes are more likely to have frequent thirst, frequent urination... Sometimes, both won't have any symptoms and is found on routine blood tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have type 2 diabetes and have been ill (vomitting) for the past two days. Im starting to worry?
Do not worry: Do not eat or drink for now. Just ice chips. ...Read more
How could I have to type 2 diabetes two months ago and then have my blood taken and it shows I am hyperglycemic now?
Big question!: Hi. Symptoms of untreated diabetes are drinking & peeing a lot, fatigue, blurred vision, etc. Side effects of treatment depend on the treatment(s) used! Depending on the treatment, side effects can include: nothing, nausea, weight loss, weight gain, hypoglycemia, fluid retention...hmmm, and probably some others I'm not thinking of right now. Control it well and live healthily! ...Read more
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