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How do you know you are Diabetic?

I know your blood sugar goes up but what other physical signs,I know you get extreme thirst what other things and also what is type 1 Diabetes and type two.Can you just be diabetic or you have to be type 1 or 2?Thanks

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:55 PM on Dec. 1, 2010 in Health

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  • Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:59 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Blood sugars flucuate through out the day depending on the food you eat, the energy you burn and how much stored sugar is released from the liver. The only way to know if you are diabetic is to have your doctor test you for it. Usually they do a fasting blood sugar test and if that is elevated they order a glucose tolerance test. The terms Type 1 or Type 2 determine which type of diabetes a person has. Generally speaking a Type 1 diabetic no longer produces any insulin and must have insulin injections to survive. A Type 2 diabetic may or may not require insulin injections. Type 1 diabetes is most commonly found in young people (hence the old term Juvinile Diabetes) and Type 2 diabetes shows up in later life (hence the old term Adult On-Set Diabetes).

    Answer by lori57703 at 11:03 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Frequent urination and dizziness are all  I can think of at the moment.


    Answer by MommyTanisha at 11:10 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Physical signs that I know of to look for are thirst, frequent urniation, sleeping lots and lots. If you think you may be experiencing daibetes sypmptoms talk to a doctor and STOP drinking Soda it's a bad cycle that stuff. this blog is a friend's blog, she was daignosed type one a few months before turnign 18. She also has lots of diabetic blog and recourse links.

    Answer by JadeRDragosani at 11:15 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • tingly toes/feet....blurred vision

    Answer by cheekycherub at 4:51 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

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