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I have type 2 diabetes, but I feel fine, so why do I need treatment?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Complications

Medications are needed to prevent complications of diabetes, which can be silent (you don't feel the damage of diabetes) and can include eye damage, heart disease (heart attacks), stroke, kidney damage, and nerve damage.

In brief: Complications

Medications are needed to prevent complications of diabetes, which can be silent (you don't feel the damage of diabetes) and can include eye damage, heart disease (heart attacks), stroke, kidney damage, and nerve damage.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The consequences

Similar to slow onset hypertension, early diabetes can be entirely asymptomatic.
The only reason to treat when you feel fine is because you want to prevent complications down the road such as a heart attack, a stroke, loss of vision, or kidney failure.

In brief: The consequences

Similar to slow onset hypertension, early diabetes can be entirely asymptomatic.
The only reason to treat when you feel fine is because you want to prevent complications down the road such as a heart attack, a stroke, loss of vision, or kidney failure.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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