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What are diabetes ? How do you get diabetes ?

what are diabetes? How do you get diabetes? my dad has diabetes and his mom has diabetes. me and my younger brother are his only children. people say i look more like him than my brother does is there a chance where i can get diabetes? also what are the symptoms of getting diabetes?Thank you very much
Wed, 23 Mar 2011
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Yes diabetes dose run in families.

Symptoms of diabetes-

Polyuria (more urination), polydipsia (more intake of water) and weight loss. These re the primary symptoms with which patients usually present.
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Hi.. I hope you are talking of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is a condition which is characterized by presence of abnprmally high blood sugars. The normal values of blood sugar is between 90mg/dl to 140mg/dl depending on the fasting state of the body. If your blood sugars are higher than these values you may be having diabetes mellitus. The symptoms of diabetes mellitus include increased thirst, increased frequency of passing urine, visual impairment, exessive eating, weight loss or inability to put on weight, wound healing impairment and when not treateb properly may result in symptoms of kidney failure and blindness.  Diabetes has a genetic component, meaning genes responible for diabetes. These genes are genetically transferable. If both your parents are diabetic there are high chances that you may diabetes too.  watch your diet, regular exercises and frequent monitoring of sugars can prevent diabetes and its complications... All the best..

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