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A 31-year-old male asked:

What is the most common cause of diabetes?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Type 2: Causes over 90% of the diabetes in the U.S. -- mostly due to obesity and inactivity. See diabetes.Org for more into.
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Obesity: When there is family history of diabetes.
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Diet and genetics: Patients have a genetic tedency towards developing diabetes. Environmental factors leading to obesity are the major causes of diabetes.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What are common causes and symptoms of diabetes?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Varies: If you mean type 2 diabetes, it's increased by age, family history and (70-90%) obesity -- which causes Insulin resistance, necessitating higher Insulin product by your pancreas and eventually exhausts your pancreas' ability to make sufficient insulin. Symptoms are thirst, urination, weight loss, visual blurring, fatigue, etc. See your doctor.
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How common is diabetes?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Really common: almost 10% of the population. It is so common there is a waiting list to get in! seriously, besides the nearly 10% of the population with it there is at least another 10% who have abnormal sugars and are "pre diabetic"
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A 18-year-old female asked:

What can cause diabetes?

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Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Obesity and genes: Chronic obesity can lead to diabetes and this becomes more likely if you have a family history of diabetes.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is diabetes? What causes it?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Diabetes: Diabetes is a condition in which the blood sugar, if not treated properly, is higher than the normal range. There are three different types of diabetes. At your age it is probably type 2 diabetes when your pancreas makes a lot of insulin but not enough to control your blood sugar. If you think (or know) you have diabetes go to your family doctor as soon as you can.
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A 39-year-old female asked:

Could diabetes be a cause too ?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Diabetes: Diabetes a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. It is causes by: genetics, excessive carbohydrates & sugars over long period of time, some medications can increase risk.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Good answer but I would not limit the cause to just carb and sugar -eating anything more than one needs would lead to weight gain which leads to insulin resistance.
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