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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
Dr. James Chu answered
25 years experience Endocrinology
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
28 years experience Podiatry
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
36 years experience Podiatry
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
22 years experience Podiatry
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
46 years experience Endocrinology
Pancreas function: Yes, the pancreas can return to better function with secretion of Insulin and amylin after weight loss. Over time however, exposure of the beta cells ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Re:Insulin resistanc: Type 2 diabetes can be thought of as insulin resistance (body not recognizing insulin) & "worn-out" pancreas (cannot over-produce to compensate). ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Girone
38 years experience Internal Medicine
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
33 years experience Bariatrics
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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See doctor: The symptoms you describe could signal serious disease. Your county health department and/or medical society may be able to help you. Please call with ... Read More
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