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6 ways 2 cut DM risk: Overwhelmed by the thought of overhauling your diet & lifestyle? Small changes can fend off Diabetes: 1) Give up soda (try green tea,H2O, unsweetened juice); 2) Move after meals (stroll); 3) Eat more "good" fat (Mediterranean diet); 4) Get up already (don't sit--move for 2 minutes every 1/2 hour); 5) Bulk up with strength training; 6) Savor your food (eat slowly with smaller portions). (AARP2014) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Diabetes is a multi system disease. Therefore it can affect almost any part of your body. You name, i can tie a potential diabetic complication. I'll quickly go head to toe. 1: brain - stroke 2: eyes: blindness 3: heart: coronary disease 4: gi: gastroparesis (slowing) 5: genito/urinary: erectile dysfunction 6: legs: poor circulation this is just a small sampling! ...Read more
Immune function: Diabetes, especially uncontrolled diabetes, causes neutrophils to not behave as well as they should, so infections are both more likely and more frequent. Tuberculosis is one of these, and tends to be more severe in a poorly controlled diabetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes/often: Prevention can go a long way toward significantly delaying or even completely preventing the development of diabetes in those who have pre-diabetes. Often there are risks that can be modified: obesity, high sugar diet, sedentary lifestyle. Significant improvements in these can really have a big impact in minimizing the effects of diabetes. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Yes!: The simple answer is yes, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are hereditary. Type 1 diabetes seems to need a second trigger in most, the risk of an identical twin getting type 1 is about 1/3 and a non twin sibling about 6% so other factors play a clear role. In twins if one has type 2 DM the risk to the other is about 90% and if there is a family hx the risk is 5-10X the normal population (12-14%). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But only weight bearing exercises and things that stress the bone like jumping, lunges, walking with ankle weights or lifting weights etc will actually help to build bone. However, if you already are at risk for fractures you have to be careful doing some of these in order to avoid getting fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glucose intolerance: The short paragraph here doesn't give me alot to explain this, but basically pregnancy is a relatively glucose resistant state and the more times you are pregnant, the more likely you get gestational diabetes. There are alterations in Insulin levels and Insulin resistance during the pregnancy. The typical american diet of high sugar processed foods doesn't help. ...Read more
Weight/Family Hist.: Obesity is a major risk for any diabetes. The other factor is genetics. There are many women of asian descent who have a normal weight (and body mass index), but develop gestational or regular diabetes. Obesity is one that people can modify though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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