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What is adult-onset diabetes? Is it diabetes type 2?

What is adult-onset diabetes? Is it diabetes type 2?

Yes: Usually, adult onset diabetes is type II diabetes mellitus. This is caused by an overproduction of Insulin from the pancrease (pancrelipase) as a result of Insulin resistance in most cases. ...Read more

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My husband has type 2 diabetes. Yesterday he went on a two mile hike. His night time blood sugar we're high and still elevated this morning. Why?

My husband has type 2 diabetes. Yesterday he went on a two mile hike. His night time blood sugar we're high and still elevated this morning. Why?

Complicated disease: Diabetes is a complicated disease and often doesn't work the way we expect. You'd think that after exercise, the blood sugar would be good - but he could run a marathon and still have an elevated blood sugar after. It's a combo of how much Insulin he's producing and his muscles' sensitivity to insulin. Over weeks to months of exercise, he will see a change in his fasting sugars, so keep it up! ...Read more

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For type 2 diabetes, if someone has to choose between whole grain sorghum flour and whole grain wheat flour, which one of the two would b better?

For type 2 diabetes, if someone has to choose between whole grain sorghum flour and whole grain wheat flour, which one of the two would b better?

Sorghum: It digests slower, slowing the rise of serum glucose, therefore allowing for better control of diabetes. While this benefit is small, sorghum also has the bonus of being gluten-free, and it grows well in drought conditions. ...Read more

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What % of type 2 diabetics need insulin shots? Brother and uncle adult-onset t1d, dad was t2 but needed insulin right away. Wonder if dad was t1.

What % of type 2 diabetics need insulin shots? Brother and uncle adult-onset t1d, dad was t2 but needed insulin right away. Wonder if dad was t1.

LargelyNone TxOption: Type 2, til decades down the road, typically make super-normal amts insulin, yet response blunted (called Insulin resistance), a protective response to excess carbs (sugar) constantly coming in due to food choices; "low-fat" diet. Insulin first hormone discovered 1928 thus longest promoted despite ?bg, ?es fat storage & ?disease. Pancreas: insulin+amylin, fixed ratio when healthy seemyotheranswers. ...Read more

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Is diabetes genetic? I think i may be diabetic, my mom just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I have two symptoms of it. Should i get tested?

Is diabetes genetic? I think i may be diabetic, my mom just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I have two symptoms of it. Should i get tested?

Type II diabetes: There is a strong heritable component of diabetes, especially type ii. I don't know what symptoms you are currently experiencing, but the classic ones are polyuria, polydipsia, nocturia, and polyphagia. If you have symptoms, you should be screened with a hemoglobin a1c blood test or fasting plasma glucose test; especially if you are obese, or have additional risk factors besides family history. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two days ago. at er blood sugar was 325. they started insulin and discharged. sugar now 470 but been taking meds?

Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two days ago. at er blood sugar was 325. they started insulin and discharged. sugar now 470 but been taking meds?

Too high: Yu certainly have DM that is not controlled at this time. Over 400 is too high and if persists, you will need to go to the emergency room. Call your Dr. ASAP and get in for an evaluation and adjustment of medication, dietary counseling, and advice on Therapeutic lifestyle changes. Basically, you need to establish care with a Doctor who will provide you with continuity of care and DM management. ...Read more

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Can sugar alone(from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days

Can sugar alone(from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days

Diabetes : Excess sugar can cause elevated sugars and if this is prolonged can put you at risk for diabetes. Drink sugar free instead. It's healthier and you won't gain wait because of excess calories. ...Read more

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Hi dear doctor, i'm a diabetes patient and it's type 2 but i'm 19 years old and how is that because diabetes type 2 it's for adult (elderly)?

Hi dear doctor, i'm a diabetes patient and it's type 2 but i'm 19 years old and how is that because diabetes type 2 it's for adult (elderly)?

Can occur in young: Type 2 diabetes was once a condition that usually affected older individuals (40 and over - not really elderly. However due to increased number of people who are overweight or obese- and especially increase number of children or young people who are overweight... Type 2 diabetes is now diagnosed very early. You can ask your doctor to draw antibody levels to clarify type 1 versus type 2. ...Read more

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I really need to be educated on type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar is either too low or high. When should I take.my metformin. 166 two hr after eating.

I really need to be educated on type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar is either too low or high. When should I take.my metformin.  166 two hr after eating.

Lose the weight: The first part of treating diabetes is to lose weight. i know how difficult that can be but I'm just saying. Your medicine, metformin, is taken two times a day with food. The most important test which is done by the doctor is called hemoglobin A 1 C and its value should be from 6.7-7.5% It can be lower with great control but its the most important. ...Read more

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How to prevent onset of diabetes type 2?

How to prevent onset of diabetes type 2?

Lose weight: Maintaining a normal weight or at least a non-obese weight is the most important thing you can do to prevent diabetes. Also limit sweets and eat lots of fruits and vegetables, grains and lean, small portions of meat. Grill or broil food. Don't fry or saute it. Unfortunately you can't do anything about your genetics so do the best you can with your weight and diet. ...Read more

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What is considered a healthy, typical age of onset for type 2 diabetes?

Decreasing: The average of onset used to be in the 50s, now it is in the 40s. However, even children are getting type 2 diabetes from obesity. ...Read more

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What risk factors are associated with type 2 diabetes and what is the age of onset?

Obesity, age, genes: The major risk factors for type 2 diabetes are; obesity, especially if it is in the abdomen, advancing age, family history of diabetes, certain meds such as steroids, antipsychotics. It typically occurs in obese adults (over age 40) but can occur in younger people as well. The best prevention is to keep weight down and exercise. ...Read more

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Are there any toxic exposures linked to child onset type 2 diabetes?

Are there any toxic exposures linked to child onset type 2 diabetes?

MEGACARBS!: Well, am not sure of any 'environmental toxins' causing type 2 diabetes except drugs or chemicals known to be toxic to pancreas including the beta cells. I guess anything in excess is toxic to our body, so carbs in excess can stress the endocrine pancreas! and that is the most common cause for prediabetes/type 2 diabetes in young ones. ...Read more

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With minor hyperinsulinism and related hypoglycemia, how long does the onset of type 2 diabetes normally occur?

With minor hyperinsulinism and related hypoglycemia, how long does the onset of type 2 diabetes normally occur?

Years: What you describe is thought to be a precursor to dm. It can take years if at all to develop full blown dm but this can be treated with changes in diet and sometimes use of medication. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pre diabetes. Should i treat it as if I have type two diabetes?

I was diagnosed with pre diabetes.  Should i treat it as if I have type two diabetes?

Heart protection too: Dr. Fisher is correct. In addition, pre-diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease and you should pay attention to reducing other heart disease risk factors. Lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides, etc) and blood pressure should be checked. Presumably you don't smoke. ...Read more

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