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Anyone knows what are the other causes of diabetes mellitus type 2 besides food?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: There are other risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes beside bad food choices: obesity, family history of diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, history of gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndromes, older age, metabolic syndrome, history of giving birth to a baby > 9 lbs....
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
insulin levels are commonly quite high in this condition, and tissues require more to transport glucose than in the normal condition. In obesity, surgical management seem (gastric banding and bypass) seem to reverse this. So it is over eating, leading to obesity, or under activity causing ingested calories to deposit as fat that exacerbate risk and familial tendencies.
Apr 8, 2012
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Overweight, etc.: Eating poorly, being overweight/obese, family history - all causes of type 2 dm.

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