Originally Answered: difference in diabetes and type 2 diabetes?
Vomiting is a possible sign of poorly managed diabetes. Get checked out: I had this symptom in the last few weeks before I was diagnosed.
Type1 Diabetes Mellitus is properly called Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM), and occurs when the body produces insufficient insulin to metabolise glucose. It is usually acquired before the age of 20, but not always.
Type 2, Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) is acquired either through a genetic heritage, or high risk lifestyle, or both. I usually takes the form of relatively normal insulin production, but the receptors for the insulin are de-sensitised: this is Insulin Resistance.
Exercise, proper diet and measuring of blood glocose to keep it under 5mmol/Litre are essential for food health.
In my case it is genetic, in my identical twin brother's case, it was both: he was obese, drank too much, never exercised, had high cholesterol, and was diagnosed at 19. We are now in our late 30's and I was diagnosed last month in my annual check-up. My blood sugar was fine, but I tested positive to Insulin resistance. My lifestyle kept the blood sugar down at safe levels. I am now changing my exercise to a more aerobic patterm, and consuming a fruit product (Monavie) to try and re-sensitise my body to insulin. I had suffered what I though was mild heartburn/gastric reflux in the previous few weeks, and was feeling a bit depressed (another common symptom). The belief is that my blood sugar had spiked a couple of times during that period, though it was okay when I was tested.
High fat foods also increase the risk of gastric reflux, especially when comined with NIDDM/ or IDDM.
Other POSSIBLE symptoms (you mentioned you had some)
- Frequent thirst combined with frequent urinatiom
- Depression or 'the blues'
- Small wounds taking a long time to heal, especially if they are at the extremities
- High blood pressure
- Family history od\f IDDM or NIDDM
- Blurred vision: this one is very urgent.
- Gastric reflux
- Impotence and/or loss of sex-drive, and this can happen in women too.
- Persistent dizziness or nausea.
Not all people will have all these symptoms, and there are other possible symptoms too.
None of these symptoms is diagnostic by itself, or in combination, and a proper Glycated Haemoglobin test should be done, and Fasting Glucose test.
Get these tests done when you see a doctor, and do it soon.
It may well not be IDDM or NIDDM, but check anyway because damage is cumulative.
Hope it all goes well, and my email is open, I would love to hear good news that it was nothing major! If it is DM, then I can send you info.
Cheers from Australia!