How do I tell if I have diabetes?

How do I tell if I have diabetes? Topic: How do I tell if I have diabetes?
June 25, 2019 / By Chita
Question: I started drinking a crap load of water. Like 5-6 bottles of water a day and I read that it could mean diabetes. What symptoms would I have if I did?
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Aston Aston | 10 days ago
Diabetes symptoms vary from person to person. However, typical symptoms include unusual thirst, needing to urinate frequently, feeling more tired than usual (without being connected to exercise), gaining or losing weight (without dieting) and shakiness (related to the plunge in blood sugar that often accompanies diabetes). If your diabetes has progressed far enough you can also develop nerve damage, which can cause tingling or burning in your hands or elsewhere in your body, eye damage or blindness and damage to other organs.
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Aston Originally Answered: Diabetes?!?
Yes, genetics can contribute to diabetes, but this is typically the diabetes type I that is affected by this. The pancreas does produce insulin, but in response to high blood sugars. The resistance to insulin is not genetic, it is when the insulin receptor cells found in every cell in the body gets tired of an overload of glucose in the blood. Eating sugar, high carb diets, etc. cause the blood sugar level to rise dramatically and then the pancreas secretes insulin to open the cellular "doors" to allow the glucose in to generate energy. We were never designed to eat refined sugars, only nutrient dense carbs that do not generate high insulin responses. When this happens, the alpha cells in the pancreas produce glucagon that goes to the liver where the gluclose is made into glycogen for storage. When a big insulin spike happens from a lot of sugar (glucose), the blood sugar is driven down hard by the action of the glucagon. Since our genetics have only changed about 0.1% in 12,000 years, we still respond like our ancestors. A very high insulin and glucagon response meant that we were in a state of "flight or fight" and the body needed to generate muscle power quickly, so this is why the adrenal glands then secrete cortisol (the stress hormone) to take care of this stressed situation. It is this stressed situation and the constant spikes and drops in insulin, glucagon, and cortisol production that makes the insulin receptor cells in the body's cells to become fatigued and then resistant to insulin; this is Diabetes type II. One other cause has been found by the University of California at Irvine and the University of Pennsylvania. That is a nano bacteria found in cooked foods that does not show up in lab tests and attacks the heart and it's arteries, pancreas, and kidneys; resulting in heart disease, diabetes, and kidney failure. This bacteria is normally killed by stomach acid, but taking antacids, eating the SAD diet (standard American diet), along with age, reduces the stomach acid content and allows free reign of this bacteria in the body. If genetics were the reason for diabetes, we would have had the same number of cases years ago, but it is very evident that this is just another agenda driven argument of the food industry to allow them to continue to sell junk, not good science. Additionally, any chemicals that attack the pancreas or liver can wreak havoc with the endocrine system and because it is a system of complex relationships, it's very easy to see why so many people are becoming diabetic. The most recent statistics show that any child born after the year 2,000, 35% will get diabetes if caucasion, 50% if black, and 62% of ALL Latino women will have diabetes in their lifetime. Is it no wonder America now ranks 45th in longevity. 44 countries in the world have people living longer than Americans. 106,000 people died last year in hospitals taking Legally prescribed drugs prescribed by doctors for the particular illness the drug was designed to cure. And we fret over 1,000 soldiers that died last year in Iraq, as we should. Is our WAR ON DRUGS aimed at the right people? Only 10,000 to 20,000 died of illegal drugs on the street. Anyone can get diabetes. The reason many fat people get it is because the same problem causing the diabetes is causing them to get fat, endocrine problems as described above. good luck

Abagael Abagael
Type 1 Diabetes: 1. Frequent urination 2. Unusual thirst 3. Extreme hunger 4. Unusual weight loss 5. Extreme fatigue and Irritability Type 2 Diabetes: 1. Any of the type 1 symptoms 2.Frequent infections 3. Blurred vision 4. Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal 5. Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet 6. Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections *Often people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms.
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Sonny Sonny
Look at Hans answer above, I had major thirst and weight loss however I drank more than you from what you are saying! Until you get it checked out by a doctor, make sure you stay away from sugary drinks like Coke (diet drinks are ok) as if you are diabetic you'll make it worse... Also search on Google for "Diabno" and you'll see how you can re-stimulate natural insulin in your body. It worked for me… Good luck!
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Oscar Oscar
The symptoms listed in the first answer may occur, but thirst may be the only symptom you get for now. The ONLY way to tel if you actually have diabetes or not, is to ask your doctor to test for it. Ask for an A1c test, and/or a Glucose Tolerance Test.
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Oscar Originally Answered: Do i have pre-diabetes?
On different days check your glucose levels. FASTING> If over 100 you are pre diabetic. A couple of things you can do is eat a low Glycemic Index diet and exercise. Nordic walking is great. http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm The glycemic index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring how much of a rise in circulating blood sugar a carbohydrate triggers–the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response. So a low GI food will cause a small rise, while a high GI food will trigger a dramatic spike. A list of carbohydrates with their glycemic values is shown below. A GI is 70 or more is high, a GI of 56 to 69 inclusive is medium, and a GI of 55 or less is low. The glycemic load (GL) is a relatively new way to assess the impact of carbohydrate consumption that takes the glycemic index into account, but gives a fuller picture than does glycemic index alone. A GI value tells you only how rapidly a particular carbohydrate turns into sugar. It doesn't tell you how much of that carbohydrate is in a serving of a particular food. You need to know both things to understand a food's effect on blood sugar. That is where glycemic load comes in. The carbohydrate in watermelon, for example, has a high GI. But there isn't a lot of it, so watermelon's glycemic load is relatively low. A GL of 20 or more is high, a GL of 11 to 19 inclusive is medium, and a GL of 10 or less is low. Foods that have a low GL almost always have a low GI. Foods with an intermediate or high GL range from very low to very high GI. Both GI and GL are listed here. The GI is of foods based on the glucose index–where glucose is set to equal 100. The other is the glycemic load, which is the glycemic index divided by 100 multiplied by its available carbohydrate content (i.e. carbohydrates minus fiber) in grams. (The "Serve size (g)" column is the serving size in grams for calculating the glycemic load; for simplicity of presentation I have left out an intermediate column that shows the available carbohydrates in the stated serving sizes.) Take, watermelon as an example of calculating glycemic load. Its glycemic index is pretty high, about 72. According to the calculations by the people at the University of Sydney's Human Nutrition Unit, in a serving of 120 grams it has 6 grams of available carbohydrate per serving, so its glycemic load is pretty low, 72/100*6=4.32, rounded to 4. Good luck my friend >

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