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i've got a close relative who has a very extreme case of diabetes (type 2). what type of specialist should he see?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Endocrinologist: Most diabetes is best treated in a diabetes clinic. Most such clinics are run by a specialist called endo-crino-logist.

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What are the common causes of diabetes type 2?

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Dr. Adam Nally
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Insulin Resistance: Insulin resistance is the most common cause of type II diabetes. Insulin resistance can be cause by obesity, certain medications, and chronic prolonged stress. It can also be caused by an autoimmune process affecting the pancreas.
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What are the common risk factors of diabetes type 2?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Heart & nerves: The cardiovascular system and the nervous system are often affected when type 11 diabetes is not kept under good control. Heart attacks and high blood pressure and amputation of a limb can occur from damage to the nerves and arteries.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I read one word niddm. Is it another word for diabetes type 2.

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (niddm) used to be synonymous with diabetes type 2. However, we all know type 2 diabetics who require Insulin so it is not a good description of the disease. The difference is that type 2 diabetes is not due to a lack of Insulin production but rather an inability to respond adequately to Insulin - so more Insulin is needed to overcome that limitation.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How can we commonly detect diabetes type 2 by its symptoms?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Often type 2 diabetes causes no obvious symptoms but sometimes it can present with increased urination, increased thirst and blurry vision. All people who are at risk of type two diabetes, (overweight, family history, history of diabetes in pregnancy etc) should be checked periodically for type 2 diabetes.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How can I manage and treat diabetes type 2?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Diet & exercise: Diet and exercise can prevent type 2 diabetes and can reverse the symptoms and keep it under control once it occurs. It takes time and effort but I have seen high blood sugars become completely normal in 1-2 weeks of dietary changes.

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