Hi and welcome, Susan. Sorry that you've been sick for so long. I'm wondering, have you been on Prednisone? That can cause rapid weight gain and bring on diabetes. I don't know how old you are, and I'm certainly no expert, but I think adult onset is usually type 2. I suggest that you write down all your questions and take them to your doctor's appointment. Oh, and don't forget to pull out a pen and write the answers, too. It's so easy to get distracted by new information and forget what to ask or even to assimilate the answers. On that point, I do speak from experience. :) Good luck on getting your answers and, above all, feeling better.
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