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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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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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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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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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