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What Are The Warning Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes symptoms: Some of the signs/symptoms of hyperglycemia are: unusual thirst, frequent urination, blurry vision, fatigue or feeling more tired than normal for unknown reasons, unusual weight loss, hunger, frequent infections, cuts/bruises that won't heal... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Most commonly: frequent urination, extreme thirst and hunger, feeling tired, irritability, unusual weight loss. Those are all signs of type 1 diabetes. Type 2 includes the same symptoms as well as frequent infections, blurry vision, wounds that heal slowly, tingling or numbness in your hands or feet, or you can have no symptoms at all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thirst and urination: Most commonly increased thirst and increased urination as the elevated sugar cause fluid loss from the kidneys. Others are weight changes, wounds that heal slowly, and visual changes that come and go prompting an eye exam. Fatigue or weakness are another sign. Get it checked out! ...Read more
Many: There are many signs of diabetes. Some can be excessive thirst, frequent urination, blurry vision, unintended weight loss. These tend to occur in people who have very elevated blood sugars. Some people have no signs and are just diagnosed based on screening blood work. If you have concerns discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
ONE OF THE MOST : Specific symptoms of pre diabetes starts occuring years before... Abdominal weight gain. Central excess adipose tissue, high triglycerides, low good cholesterol levels, mild elevation of liver tests. Fatty liver on ultrasound. However, not everyone develops diabetes, even with all of the above signs, findings and symptoms. Around 80-87% though, quite a high number, don't you think? ...Read more
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?
My husband has type 2 diabetes. Yesterday he went on a two mile hike. His night time blood sugar we're high and still elevated this morning. Why?
Complicated disease: Diabetes is a complicated disease and often doesn't work the way we expect. You'd think that after exercise, the blood sugar would be good - but he could run a marathon and still have an elevated blood sugar after. It's a combo of how much Insulin he's producing and his muscles' sensitivity to insulin. Over weeks to months of exercise, he will see a change in his fasting sugars, so keep it up! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
If a woman with type 2 diabetes start to snore at every night knowing that she wasn't before.Is it a bad sign & what could be the reason ?
Snoring v sleep apne: Snoring in & of itself isn't necessarily a bad thing. Perhaps it's due to temporary cold or allergies. But if it's associated w/stopping breathing, morning headache & falling asleep inappropriately during daytime, then we worry about sleep apnea. BTW recent study (http://goo.gl/jvvxvF) shows that women w/diabetes have greater risk of heart disease than men. Also have to exercise more for same bene ...Read more
For a person early 70's, slight blood pressure 130, with type 2 diabetes using insulin before meals, which of the two is better atacand or micardis (telmisartan)?
Similar: Both these drugs belong to the same class so the choice boils down to cost and the one you tolerate better. ...Read more
Could you tell me if there is no other sign exept high blood sugar levels, can that be type 2 diabetes?
Yes: Yes, type 2 diabetes can be "clinically silent, " meaning you may not have any symptoms at all. The only sign that you have it may be the high blood sugar levels. This is very common! it is very important to treat the diabetes now, early on, before any symptoms or complications develop. ...Read more
I am probably in a stage 3 CKD. I am a bit confused about my diet. What I can/cannot eat especially when there are early signs of a type 2 diabetes ?
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
Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two days ago. at er blood sugar was 325. they started insulin and discharged. sugar now 470 but been taking meds?
Too high: Yu certainly have DM that is not controlled at this time. Over 400 is too high and if persists, you will need to go to the emergency room. Call your Dr. ASAP and get in for an evaluation and adjustment of medication, dietary counseling, and advice on Therapeutic lifestyle changes. Basically, you need to establish care with a Doctor who will provide you with continuity of care and DM management. ...Read more
I really need to be educated on type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar is either too low or high. When should I take.my metformin. 166 two hr after eating.
Lose the weight: The first part of treating diabetes is to lose weight. i know how difficult that can be but I'm just saying. Your medicine, metformin, is taken two times a day with food. The most important test which is done by the doctor is called hemoglobin A 1 C and its value should be from 6.7-7.5% It can be lower with great control but its the most important. ...Read more
No: In the child diabetic, the general problem is that the pancreas quits producing Insulin so your body can not utilize the available sugar. In the adult diabetic, your cells become resistant to the available insulin. The result is too much sugar in the blood. If you are a diabetic and you eat a lot of sugar, then this can make your diabetes worse, but it is not the cause of diabetes. ...Read more
Insulin resistance: Type 2 diabetes is when your body stpos responding to Insulin properly. Insulin is what gives the signal for your cells to take up glucose(sugar) for energy, if the key (insulin) does not fit the lock (in the membrane of the cell). Then glucose is not burned and accumulates in your blood to be spilled by the kidneys. ...Read more
Many options: Symptoms such as excessive thirst and hunger, excessive urination, fatigue can point you to the possibility of diabetes.To diagnose you have 4 ways:1)fasting bs>/=126, 2)oral glucose tolerance test (drinking a high carbohydrate drink)2 hr after the drink with bs>/=200 mmol/dl 3)hba1c>6.5% or 4) random bs>200 mmol/dl with the symptoms described above.You need 2 positive tests to confirm diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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