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How common is diabetes?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Really common: almost 10% of the population. It is so common there is a waiting list to get in! seriously, besides the nearly 10% of the population with it there is at least another 10% who have abnormal sugars and are "pre diabetic"
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Very common: Type 2 Diabetes is increasingly common in the western world. In New Zealand we have seen a 45% increase in people living with type 2 diabetes over the past decade. Diabetes has been identified as a priority health objective in New Zealand for that reason. This is attributed to unhealthy eating, lack of exercise and increasing obesity levels. Healthy eating and staying active help prevent diabetes.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

How common is type I diabetes?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Not common: It's incidence varies widely, with the highest being in Finland and other Scandanavian countries. In the US, it's believed to be around 40 per 100, 000. It's increasing by 4% per year unfortunately according to a European study.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the most common symptoms of diabetes?

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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.
CA
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the common types of diabetes?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Type 1 or 2: Type 1 aka juvenile diabetes aka insulin-dependent diabetes in which the pancreas does not make adequate Insulin so you need to take insulin. And: type 2 aka adult-onset diabetes aka non-insulin-dependent diabetes in which the body is resistant to the Insulin produced so medication is needed to sequester the sugar, carbs, and fats and Insulin may be used as well to help the pancreas.
Stanford, CA
A 31-year-old male asked:

What is the most common cause of diabetes?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Type 2: Causes over 90% of the diabetes in the U.S. -- mostly due to obesity and inactivity. See diabetes.Org for more into.

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