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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   HELLO:) i am often weak, even after long periods of sleep, i am constantly thirsty, and i sometimes become lightheaded.. is this a sign of diabetes? i am also obese and my father is also type 2 non-insulin dependant
Doctor :  
It could be a good symptom of Diabetes
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However with your increased risk of being obese
User :   how is diabetes tested? urine? blood?
Doctor :  
having a postive family history
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you should get tested
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Diabetes is tested with Fasting Blood sugar
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and if it does not show up in it
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the Doctor may ask you to get OGTT
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Oral Glucose tolerance test
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What is your age?
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User :   i am 18 yrs old
User :   260 lbs 5'6''
Doctor :  
You are morbid obese
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you have to immediately start on good diet and exercise
User :   thats what i have started to do a month ago i have lost 5 lbs
Doctor :  
and also check with fasting Blood sugar
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