A 45-year-old member asked:
how does an endocrinologist treat patients with diabetes mellitus type 2?
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Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
DM2: Dm2 can be treated either by family physician, internist or an endocrinologist. Once a diagnosis is made if it is a new onset diabetes usually treated with oral hypoglycemic agents. Generally if patient presents with more than 300 blood sugars patient may need to be on Insulin in addition to oral hypoglycemic agents. Other treatments ace inhibitor, cholesterol meds, life style modifications, diet.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?
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Pathology 49 years experience
Triad: Polydipsia, polyuria and weight loss despite polyphagia. High blood sugars cause excessive urination and resulting excessive thirst. As the body cannot use glucose properly, the children usually lose weight despite eating more. In complicated cases diabetic ketoacidosis and coma may result.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?
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Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 19 years experience
See Below: Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications. That's why is very important to know how to spot type 2 diabetes symptoms. Most common symptoms are :increased thirst
increased hunger (especially after eating), dry mouth, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry), fatigue (weak, tired feeling), blurred vision
headaches, loss of consciousness.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
What are the risk factors for diabetes 2?
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Endocrinology 45 years experience
Obesity, family hx: A family history of diabetes is a major risk factor as is obesity, especially when the excess fat is distributed in the upper part of the body (waist rather than hips.) other risk factors include taking steroid medications (like prednisone).
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A 48-year-old member asked:
What are the different types of diabetes mellitus?
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Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Type 1&2: Type 1 diabetes is where your body makes antibodies against the pancreas and you eventually stop making insulin. It usually presents in young children and teens. Type 2 diabetics make tons of Insulin but they jane an Insulin resistance problem and just keep making more insulin. The eventual problems like eyesight loss heart disease, loss of blood supply to legs, kidney disease are the same.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What other health problems can diabetes mellitus type 1 cause you?
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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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