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Is rapid weight loss a symptom of diabetes?

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: Weight loss is an indication of increased sugar level?
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Answered by Dr. Phanindra Dulipala (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Losing weight is one of the many symptoms of increased sugar levels.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir, Gone through your query and understood your concerns.

The loss of weight is one of the many symptoms of Diabetes. But it doesn't mean who ever losses weight will have high sugar levels.

The other symptoms are increased urination, increased thirst easy fatigue, weakness etc.

If any doubt, You can have Glucose tolerance test done, which is confirmatory test for diabetes.

Thank you
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Is rapid weight loss a symptom of diabetes?

Brief Answer: Losing weight is one of the many symptoms of increased sugar levels. Detailed Answer: Hi Sir, Gone through your query and understood your concerns. The loss of weight is one of the many symptoms of Diabetes. But it doesn't mean who ever losses weight will have high sugar levels. The other symptoms are increased urination, increased thirst easy fatigue, weakness etc. If any doubt, You can have Glucose tolerance test done, which is confirmatory test for diabetes. Thank you