Here's somthing from the Merck Manual Home Edition on diabetes mellitus that explains the weight loss part, which a lot of people don't get. I wish I did in a way.
"The first symptoms of diabetes are related to the direct effects of high blood sugar levels. When the blood sugar level rises above 160 to 180 mg/dL, glucose passes into the urine. When the level rises even higher, the kidneys excrete additional water to dilute the large amounts of glucose lost. Because the kidneys produce excessive urine, a person with diabetes urinates large volumes frequently (polyuria). The excessive urination creates abnormal thirst (polydipsia). Because excessive calories are lost in the urine, the person loses weight."
There's more after that. In overweight people, our bodies still produce insulin, but we become immune to its effects until the pancreas (actually islets of langerhorn) can't keep up and burn out. Because of our increased hunger from the diabetes, we may even gain weight until we get sick enough to perhaps start losing weight from the kidney thing. It just hits different people different ways. The overweight thing is just the most common. Most overweight people have undiagnosed diabetes, which is why its so hard for them to diet effectively. I'm glad you're going in to see the doc and make suer they give you a script
for your meter and strips and all if they want you to test so they get paid for by insurance.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments