A 33-year-old member asked:
How does diabetes develop?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Genetic / lifestyle: It can be a genetic condition over which you do not have control. You can also decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes by eating a healthy diet low in simple sugars, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight.
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Internal Medicine 35 years experience
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Endocrinology 13 years experience
Broad question: Thats a broad question. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. It is only 30% genetic. Type 2 diabetes is 80% genetic. It starts off with insulin resistance. The body just makes more insulin initially but eventually it cant keep up and the blood sugars start to rise. With a genetic predisposition if one eats processed sugars, becomes overweight and does not exercise type 2 diabetes may set in.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Can having lupus develop into diabetes?
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Pediatrics 58 years experience
Lupus: Lupus can cause body damage and damage the pancreas which in turn may cause diabetes. There is a greater chance to develop diabetes from the treatment with dteroids.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Can I develop diabetes over time?
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Adult onset diabetes can develop over time - it typically develops in the 50s and 60s, but can present itself earlier in those more genetically predisposed or in the overweight.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Can hypoglycemia develop into diabetes?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Hyper, no hypo: *hyper*glycemia is a symptom of pre-diabetes and eventually diabetes. *hypo*glycemia can be caused by taking too much Insulin to treat diabetes but can caused by fasting and can also be a medication side effect.
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