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How many years does it take to burn out the pancreas and get Type 2 diabetes

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 26 years experience
Usually many years: Most studies indicate that it takes decades of preceding Insulin resistance/high Insulin levels before the pancreas burns out to result in t2 diabetes... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
They could be : Burning from diabetic neuropathy or the fact the ankles swell and this induces a tarsal tunnel syndrome.....you need to try and minimize that swelling... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
SEE Doctor: Get on a secondary medicine to lower your blood sugar, or use insulin. This would be a good thing to do sooner, to minimize the long-term damage to yo... Read More
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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Neuropathy: Metformin is known to cause a certain type of vitamin deficiency that leads to neuropathy. Anyone on this medication should also be taking a medical ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Possible neuropathy: Neuropathy can happen as a result of trauma, or nerve damage due to the consumption of alcohol or certain medications. Symptoms can range from a numbn... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Not usually: Type 2 diabetes is due to a combination of inadequate insulin production by the pancreas, but also a problem with insensitivity to insulin in the othe... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
Brother: Your brother has many problems but I am confident - I hope you are - that his doctors know how best to try and manage this. If your brother does not ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Girone
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Start with your PCP: Without a more thorough history and physical exam, my first suspicion would be C2 cervical radiculopathy, but a scalp and supplying cutaneous nerve di... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 34 years experience
See below: Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugar can injure nerve fibers throughout your body, but ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Toe is strained: Or sprained. Soaking ur foot in warm water with epsom salt and taking nsaids/ibuprofen may alleviate the swelling.Follow up with ur dr if it gets wors... Read More
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Control?: Thrush is more common in type 2 diabetes unfortunately. It is possible that you may not have your control optimised (what was your last HbA1c)? Some... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
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