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A 42-year-old member asked:

what cause high blood sugar?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Diabetes: Your blood sugar goes up transiently after you eat. Diabetes is diagnosed when you blood sugar is too high, either when you are fasting, or a continuous high sugar most of the time. Diabetes is caused by either a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin, or by the body's resistance to insulin, or a combination of factors. Obesity causes Insulin resistance and is causing a surge in diabetes.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for high blood sugar to cause headaches?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Headache is a common complaint.
A member asked about a 57-year-old male:

Mild mitral regurgutation and high blood sugar?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not related: High blood sugar needs to be addressed with diet and probably medication, at least at first. Mild mitral regurgitation should be managed by a cardiologist.
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Could you tell me what happens if a type 1 diabetic has low or high blood sugar?

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Dr. Allan Goldstein
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Not in control: Need to discuss diet meds and activity with doctor.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can high blood sugar actually kill you?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Damages blood vessel: Diabetes is basically a vascular disease and it causes damage and arteriosclerosis of blood vessels.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What symptoms are common in high blood sugar?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Multiple: Frequent urination unusual thirst extreme hunger unusual weight loss extreme fatigue and irritability frequent infections blurred vision cuts/bruises that are slow to heal tingling/numbness in the hands/feet recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections.

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