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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
6 doctors agree
In brief: See Below
Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications.
That's why is very important to know how to spot type 2 diabetes symptoms. Most common symptoms are :increased thirst increased hunger (especially after eating), dry mouth, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry), fatigue (weak, tired feeling), blurred vision headaches, loss of consciousness.

In brief: See Below
Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications.
That's why is very important to know how to spot type 2 diabetes symptoms. Most common symptoms are :increased thirst increased hunger (especially after eating), dry mouth, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry), fatigue (weak, tired feeling), blurred vision headaches, loss of consciousness.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: None for ~2 Decades
Type ii dm typically develops slowly over decades without symptoms.
Insulin resistance first, pancreas ?es insulin+amylin output, up to 5x’s healthy, & keeps sugars normal until beta cells sick & dye, then sugar starts ?ing. Nmr lipoprotein test ir scale can detect >10 yrs prior, optimal hba1c 5.0%. Not called dm until hba1c ?6.5% years later. Sugar/carb intake & ?body fat drive problem. See attia.

In brief: None for ~2 Decades
Type ii dm typically develops slowly over decades without symptoms.
Insulin resistance first, pancreas ?es insulin+amylin output, up to 5x’s healthy, & keeps sugars normal until beta cells sick & dye, then sugar starts ?ing. Nmr lipoprotein test ir scale can detect >10 yrs prior, optimal hba1c 5.0%. Not called dm until hba1c ?6.5% years later. Sugar/carb intake & ?body fat drive problem. See attia.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
In brief: Multiple
There are plenty of symptoms including increased thirst, urination, and appetite.
There can be increased fatigue, visual changes, more yeast infections, and nervous system symptoms. However, these symptoms are variable from person to person, so the best "symptom" if you will is elevated blood sugar levels. This is an easy test to perform so would recommend getting that done.

In brief: Multiple
There are plenty of symptoms including increased thirst, urination, and appetite.
There can be increased fatigue, visual changes, more yeast infections, and nervous system symptoms. However, these symptoms are variable from person to person, so the best "symptom" if you will is elevated blood sugar levels. This is an easy test to perform so would recommend getting that done.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: Urination in excess
Excess urination, eating, drinking water are the hall marks symptoms.
Complications as a result of longstanding diabetes are many. Fungal infections, recurrent infections, symptoms of hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, visual problems, numbness of extremities, heart attacks, gangrene of extremities, peripheral vascular disease etc.

In brief: Urination in excess
Excess urination, eating, drinking water are the hall marks symptoms.
Complications as a result of longstanding diabetes are many. Fungal infections, recurrent infections, symptoms of hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, visual problems, numbness of extremities, heart attacks, gangrene of extremities, peripheral vascular disease etc.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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