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Can diabetes cause weight gain and cysts? I have a 17 yr old daughter and we just got the results back from her blood work and found out she has diabetes. We haven't found out what type she is yet just notice after she gave birth to her son a year ago that she was always thristy and having real bad stomach pains and always staying tired. If someone has any idea and can help me please do.
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Hi!

Strange that no one got back to you before this. Me, I just have not been here

The lab tests should have told you what type diabetic she is. A fasting (no food or drink(water ok) from midnight the previous night) blood test done twice on two different days would tell you if she is a t-1 or t-12. Also having an A1C test to see what he rsugar levels have been running for the past 3 months.

Didn't you talk to the doctor? If not, I would certainly get those tests done that I mentioned. They will tell the doctor if she is a diabetic.

As far as the cyst, I had one and it's not necessarily caused by diabetes. A cyst is usually from an ingrown hair folicle. Mine had to be lanced.

A t-1 & t-2 symptoms are very similar; loss of weight, thirsty constantly, urininating constantly, blurred vision, irritable, no appetite like I had, being tired, weak, cuts or sores that do not heal quickly. We both can and do suffer leg pain which can be PAD, periphial arerty disease.  Type 2 can go undiagnosed for years and a lot of people put on weight.

I hope this helps.
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did she start having symptoms (always thirsty, urinating, hungry and tired) after the baby was born.  a lot of women get gestational diabetes while pregnant.  did the doctor test her for that while pregnant?  she might have had it and didn't know.  most gestational diabetes cases go away soon after the baby is born but some continue on as type 2 diabetes.  and if its uncontrolled diabetes (ie not being treated) then she would be losing weight.
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In order to differentiate Type 1 from Type 2 you will need a c-peptide test which tells you how much insulin yuor daughter is actually producing and several antibody tests. Type 1's have very little insulin or none, while Type 2's have normal or high c-peptide levels. But the antibody tests are definitive as Type 1's (and 1.5's ) produce antibodies as it is an autoimmune disorder and Type 2's do not. Symptoms can be similar, treatment is not.
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