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    helpme29 Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 10, 2007, 10:18 PM
    Do I have diabetes
    What are the best signs to determine whether you have diabetes? It runs in my family and I don't know what symptoms to be looking out for to determine if I do. I am worried that someday I'm going to end up in the hospital because I was unaware of the possibility that I may have diabetes. What should I look for? What are the risks involved with not going and getting checked (because I don't THINK I have diabetes but it is a concern). What will happen to me down the road if I continue to go day after day not realizing I have diabetes?
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    Jul 10, 2007, 10:20 PM
    The BEST way to determine if you have it is go to the doctor and request a glucose test.

    My brother has diabetes and some of his symptoms were nausea, vomiting, tiredness and in the later days right before he was diagnosed he would not eat and lost a lot of weight.

    He went into the hospital with a glucose of over 550. He is lucky he didn't go into a diabetic coma. If you are concerned, I would get that test.
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    J_9 Posts: 40,298, Reputation: 5646

    Aug 10, 2007, 08:39 AM
    Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes.

    Some diabetes symptoms include:

    * Frequent urination
    * Excessive thirst
    * Extreme hunger
    * Unusual weight loss
    * Increased fatigue
    * Irritability
    * Blurry vision

    If you have one or more of these diabetes symptoms, see your doctor right away.

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