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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...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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What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in kids?

What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in kids?

Several: Common signs of diabetes can include increase thirst, frequent urination, weight gain, fatigue, and poor wound healing. However, early on in the disease, symptoms may be absent or very mild and go unnoticed for some time. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Insulin resistance. : Glucose N in thin PCOS. Asks could I have insulin resistance. ANS: yes but not likely and detailed testing for IR rarely done in practice. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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What are symptoms in type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

What are symptoms in type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

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

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What are all of the symptoms for type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

What are all of the symptoms for type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

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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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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Is type 2 diabetes reversible with mild symptoms?

Is type 2 diabetes reversible with mild symptoms?

Yes: Type 2 diabetes is strongly related to lifestyle. Ob esity is the number one cause of diabetes. People with type 2 who get on a reduced calorie, low carbohydrate diet, lose weight and excercise regularly can often reverse their diabetes. ...Read more

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If you have type 2 diabetes, what symptoms would you have leading up to your diagnosis?

If you have type 2 diabetes, what symptoms would you have leading up to your diagnosis?

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

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What to do if I have read that in type 2 diabetes, the symptoms can be virtually non-existent, so how can you tell?

What to do if I have read that in type 2 diabetes, the symptoms can be virtually non-existent, so how can you tell?

Get tested: Ask your doctor to be tested for pre-diabetes/diabetes. He/she will order you blood tests (fasting sugar, hba1c, oral glucose tolerance test) to evaluate and confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is being overweight always a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

Is being overweight always a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

No: All type 2 diabetics are not overweight, although increased weight is a risk factor for developing diabetes. ...Read more

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Can being overweight always a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

Can being overweight always a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

No: But the overwhelming majority of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight. A very few are normal weight or even underweight. That's because type 2 diabetes is generally a disease of Insulin resistance, at least early in it's development. ...Read more

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Can wanting to eat a lot of sugar a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

No: Lots of people crave for sugar. Excessive thirst is a sign of diabetes although can be from several other conditions. ...Read more

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What are symptom differences between type 2 diabetes and luekemia?

What are symptom differences between type 2 diabetes and luekemia?

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 more

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Type 2 diabetes for a male age 42, what would be the symptoms and side effects of treatment?

Type 2 diabetes for a male age 42, what would be the symptoms and side effects of treatment?

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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Diabetes (Adult Onset Or Type 2) (Definition)

A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose). ...Read more