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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me if there is no other sign exept high blood sugar levels, can that be type 2 diabetes?

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Dr. Aaron Neinstein
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Yes, type 2 diabetes can be "clinically silent, " meaning you may not have any symptoms at all. The only sign that you have it may be the high blood sugar levels. This is very common! it is very important to treat the diabetes now, early on, before any symptoms or complications develop.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

Can high blood sugar levels lead to type 2 diabetes?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Extended exposure to elevated blood sugars can desensitize Insulin receptors in your body, leading to difficulty in blood sugar crossing from the blood stream into the cell. The cells then sense that blood sugars are low inside the cell, thus causing the pancreas to increase Insulin levels to normalize the sugar inside the cell. Over years, this high Insulin state leads to type 2 diabetes.

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Last updated May 19, 2016

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