Lately I have discovered bruises on my elbows, legs, hips, knees, and arms. I get a new one about every few days, but I don't know what from. Could this be from a vitamin deficiency?
Well, it could be (it's one symptom of scurvy), but there are a lot of possibilities. One site says:"Causes of bruising easily or widespread bruising include: Bleeding disorders Hemophilia Von Willebrand's disease Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Immune disorder Leukemia Aplastic anemia Disseminated intravascular coagulation Scurvy" It also list some drugs and other conditions that can cause it. I think you should see a doctor.
And diabetes. It's one of the key symptoms.
I never experienced that
You must be speaking on type II ??My soe has type I, Juvy onset, that was never anythign he went thru. He does bruise easily, that parts true neough, but one day he was fine, the next he was sicker then shit and we were told it was strep throat, 3 days later when he was so sick he looked like he would die we took him back, this time to primary childrens medical ER. they knew instantly with no exam what it was.If bruisings been goign on for a while it wouldnt be diabeties, he would be sick as shit, weak and his glucose higher then shit, in keytone acidosis. bruises would be the east of his problems and hte dehydration is god awful.When you say diabeties, based onmy own personal experiences with it, I have to assume your speaking on type II that gets worse and worse as time goes on. your body still makes insulin, just not enough to cover it all. its normally associated with older people, and with obesity.I dont know much about the adult onset, its controlled alot the same, but since your body still makes some insulin, its not identical, and it doesnt set upon you as fast and kick your ass all at once, Id assume thats the type your thinking of here ?
> I never experienced that
Not everyone experiences all of the common symptoms.
> You must be speaking on type II ??
Actually, that is what I was thinking about, but I would guess that uncontrolled high sugar levels in your blood would have that effect, regardless of which type of diabetes it is. My guess may be wrong, but I'm assuming that most people who have type-I diabetes, and who live long enough to understand what it is, probably have had their glucose levels under some sort of control.
People who have type II often don't know they have it until symptoms show up. It happened to my grandmother. She had all the classical symptoms (including thirst), including bruising. Too bad she didn't have reasonable medical care in the first place.
It may also be that people who have type II often have moderately elevated blood glucose levels for a long time, so the skin issues are more likely to show up.
Something similar happened to a cat I had. To this day I kick myself because I didn't recognize the symptoms (which, in retrospect, were very clear) until she was very sick.