Type 1 Diabetes

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   Posted 11/24/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

Can anyone please tell me if digestion problems/gas is a symptom for Type 1 Diabetes? Are the symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes usually the same?



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   Posted 11/24/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Digestion problems have nothing to do with diabetes. People with Type1 do not produce insulin and their bodies essentially starve to death because the glucose in their blood cannot get into the cells. No matter how much they eat they get skinnier and die without insulin. Until the discovery of insulin Type1's usually died within a year of onset.

Type2 diabetics either do not produce enough insulin or their bodies don't use their own insulin very well. This leads to elevated glucose in the blood and the cells feeling hungry all the time. Symptoms include constant thirst, dry itchy skin, sores that won't heal, sugar in the urine... No gastro symptoms at all.

Hope you find out what's going on with your tummy.
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   Posted 11/25/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Gastrointestinal issues are not symptoms of Diabetes (of any kind). Excessive thirst, urination, blurred vision, headaches, dizziness, shakes, fatigue, yeast infections (women) are some of the symptoms both Types can experience. There is no ONE symptom that differentiates Type of Diabetes.
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   Posted 12/10/2008 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Digestive issues and diabetes have the metobolic state in common and can, in fact, be related. Gas is not a symptom of diabetes itself, but it can be a symptom of hyperglycemia - in Type 1 or 2. If your sugars are way out of contol, nausea and vomiting will ensue as your body is trying desperately to get rid of any more 'food' entering it's system.

Post Edited (JustMeAndYou) : 12/10/2008 3:50:08 PM (GMT-7)

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