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A 36-year-old member asked:

What health problems can my child's diabetes mellitus type 2 cause?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Many: This is "metabolic syndrome" and indicates Insulin resistance. That means that he has a high blood Insulin that does not do its job properly. The common cause is bad diet. Take all the "junk" away, particularly all the sugar, sweeteners, pop, ice cream, candies etc. The overall health of an individual with this is awful and you can expect complications.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
DM 2: Dm 2 acute symptoms- diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar state, hypoglycemic episodes chronic effects- due to atherosclerosis, coronary artery diseases, peripheral vascular disease, adiposity, hyper triglyceredemia, kidney failure, retinopathy etc.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Rapid CardioVascular: Atherosclerosis leading to heart attack, peripheral artery disease (loss of toes, feet, legs), neuropathy, stroke, etc., along with kidney failure & blindness are principle consequences; quite accelerated in those with dm. Typically little done until symptoms severe, too late. Thus ↓sugar/carbs, ↓body fat, ↑activity, optimize NMR lipoproteins, get hba1c ≤6.0% at min (≤5.0% optimal) & sbp ≤120 mmhg.

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What other health problems can diabetes mellitus type 1 cause you?

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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Many: Blindness, heart disease, hardening of the arteries, renal failure, amputations to name a few. Most accelerated by poor control.

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