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At What Age Can You Develop Type 2 Diabetes
Almost any age: It used to be considered a disease of only adults, but now kids are getting it too. One reason for this changes is thought to be the increasing problem of obesity in children. The good news is that when obese kids lose weight & becomes non-obese then their risk of complications like diabetes type 2 goes back to that of someone who was never obese. So it's never to late to eat healthy & exercise! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare < 5: The loss or inability to make Insulin defines type1. It is very rare but reported in early infancy.I've seen 2 <2y in 30yr, most cases seem to cluster in 7-12yr age group. With this definition, we also see late teens or adulthood and can be confusing to some who only expect type 2 in adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multifactorial: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body produces antibodies which attack the pancreatic insulin-producing cells. There are genetic factors which contribute to this; however, there is/are environmental trigger(s) which have not yet been identified. So, even if someone has the genetic potential for type 1 diabetes, it's not enough to get it. ...Read more
Can you be prediabetic for years without it every developing into full blow type 2 diabetes? What are the chances of a prediabetic becoming diabetic?
Absolutely : You can often hold it off for decades just by staying trim and fit ...Read more
Could someone still get type 2 diabetes if they exercise regularly - almost to the stage of obsessive exercising?
The data don't lie: Hi. If this exercise fiend you describe has diagnostic glucose testing, then they have diabetes. Don't forget, healthy lifestyle reduces risk of type 2 diabetes, but has no bearing on developing type 1 diabetes. So yeah, this exercise fanatic could have diabetes (and there's a peak of type 1 in the 30-40 age range). ...Read more
Type1 diabetes can consider themselves "diabetic".Patients with type 2 diabetes are not "diabetic", they should work to get rid of it. Agree or not?
Of Course Infection?: Body temp regulated brain stem, body follows orders. Activated white blood cells (presumed fighting irritants, infection, etc.) emit chemical signals & brain stem thermostat turns up, constricts peripheral arterioles (radiates less heat through skin), ?es metabolic rate; ?ed temp helps the white blood cells respond more effectively, etc. Dm more prone infection. ?ed sugar ?es incidence infections. ...Read more
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Type 1 vs 2 diabetes: Usually overweight patients have type 2, and underweight patients have type 1 (especially if they are actively losing weight, as children & teens with type 1 do). But you can also prove this with a few lab tests. Ask your doctor to run a C-peptide test. This measures how much Insulin your pancreas makes, and is not skewed by Insulin shots. A very low level (sometimes zero) indicates type 1. ...Read more
Yes : Obesity is known to increase risk for developing type 1 dm in both adults and kids. Some adults with type 2 diabetes also have antibodies for type 1 diabetes. Some would argue that both types of diabetes are the same disease on either side of the spectrum. We do sometimes diagnose children with "double diabetes" when they clearly have antibodies but also significant chronic Insulin resistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You can develop type 1 anytime in your life. ...Read more
Insulin resistance: Obesity puts a strain on the pancreas so that it has to make more Insulin to compensate for the increased demand of obesity. Unfortunately, we're seeing type 2 dm in children even as young as 4 years-old. The pancreas simply poops out and can't keep up with the Insulin demands of the obese body. This is when type 2 dm develops. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet, weight loss: Impaired fasting glucose is a warning sign that you are at risk of diabetes. Typically, being overweight or eating a high carb diet can exacerbate this problem. If there is a family history of diabetes, that also increases your risk. Weight control is essential, and you should minimize carbs and sugars like soda, alcohol, bread, pasta, rice, and desserts. Regular exercise is also beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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