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Question:

From Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India:

Is diabetes triggered by blood glucose alone, or is it also due to tension? Does it produce incontinence of urine and anosmia?

Answer:

Diabetes is not caused by high blood sugars -- they are a consequence. Stress is known to be associated with the onset of diabetes, but it is a co-factor in the timing of the onset by creating an extra demand for insulin, rather than a cause. The polyuria (excess urine production of diabetes) is often a cause of incontinence of urine especially in children. Anosmia [loss of the sense of smell] is not associated with diabetes.

KJR

DTQ-20000130211152
Original posting 14 Jan 2001
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention and Diagnosis and Symptoms

  
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