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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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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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 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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Is there link between type 2 diabetes & coeliac disease? I have CD & diabetic 58yo Dad has many CD symptoms He's reluctant to get gastroscopy tho

Is there link between type 2 diabetes & coeliac disease?
I have CD & diabetic 58yo Dad has many CD symptoms
He's reluctant to get gastroscopy tho

No but: Type II diabetes is mostly from obesity and celiac disease is considered an autoimmune disease. Having said that gluten-free foods are often loaded with sugar and fat to keep the product moist and stuck together and leading to weight gain -> DMII. If your dad has CD symptoms and refuses to get a small intestine biopsy, he should at least get a blood test to check it out. ...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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For type 2 diabetes, if someone has to choose between whole grain sorghum flour and whole grain wheat flour, which one of the two would b better?

For type 2 diabetes, if someone has to choose between whole grain sorghum flour and whole grain wheat flour, which one of the two would b better?

Sorghum: It digests slower, slowing the rise of serum glucose, therefore allowing for better control of diabetes. While this benefit is small, sorghum also has the bonus of being gluten-free, and it grows well in drought conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

Leukemia is a malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more