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How fast type 2 diabetes develops?

If i had normal blood sugar five years ago then is it possible i develop symptomatic type 2 diabetes within five years?
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231441 tn?1333896366
Hi,

What were your sugars 5 years ago?  You may have been prediabetic at that stage, and once prediabetic with no intervention, diabetes can progress fairly rapidly.

Yes, certainly it is possible to go from no diabetes at year 0 to symptomatic diabetes 5 years later.

Low carb diet, weight management, exercise, and medications would be combined for best management.

If you went from totally normal levels at year 0 to very high levels at year 5, it may also be wise to be tested for type 1 diabetes.  This can be adult onset as well.  Treatment for type 1 diabetes is always insulin (combined with diet and other lifestyle measures to help management).

Hope this is helpful for you.

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