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At what age can you develop type 2 diabetes?

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 more

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Diabetes (Adult Onset Or Type 2) (Definition)

A common long-term metabolic disorder where the body does not use the hormone insulin (produced by the pancreas) properly. This results in high blood-sugar levels. ...Read more


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At what age can you get type 1 diabetes?

At what age can you get type 1 diabetes?

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 more

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What causes a child to develop juvenile diabetes type 1?

What causes a child to develop juvenile diabetes type 1?

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

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What is the percentage to develop type 2 dm if I have gdm ?

What is the percentage to develop type 2 dm if I have gdm ?

13 percent: The population study showed that incidence of type 2 diabetes in women who had gestational diabetes was 13.1% at 5 years postpartum. ...Read more

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Can you be predisposed to type 2 diabetes?

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Can you be predisposed to type 2 diabetes?

Sure: Being predisposed just means "more at risk" than others. You're more at risk for diabetes if you have a family history of diabetes, if you're overweight, aren't physically active, don't eat healthy, etc. ...Read more

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Could someone still get type 2 diabetes if they exercise regularly - almost to the stage of obsessive exercising?

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

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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?

Genetic contribution: there is great genetic contribution to type 1 than type 2 diabetes. of course people should work to manage type 2 diabetes, but it is not just a disease because of lifestyle. ...Read more

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Can youre bodytemp be elevated often when you have type 2 diabetes?

Can youre bodytemp be elevated often when you have type 2 diabetes?

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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How can I help prevent type 2 diabetes in an obese teen?

How can I help prevent type 2 diabetes in an obese teen?

Go Mobile!: aggressively change your family lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. We recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Designed by a 12 year old in my practice https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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How can we be sure whether we have type 1 or type 2 diabetes?

How can we be sure whether we have type 1 or type 2 diabetes?

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

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What is the earliest age that someone can be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes?

What is the earliest age that someone can be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes?

Infancy: Type 1 diabetes is autoimmune diabetes. My youngest patient was only a few months old when she developed this. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an obese young adult to develop type 1 diabetes and not type 2?

Is it possible for an obese young adult to develop type 1 diabetes and not type 2?

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 more

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If a family member had type 2 diabetes are you more likely to get type 1 as well?

If a family member had type 2 diabetes are you more likely to get type 1 as well?

1 or 2: You are unlikely to get type 1 diabetes. If you don't take care of your eating habits you increase your risk of getting type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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At what age can someone start to develop arthiritis?

At what age can someone start to develop arthiritis?

Any age: Any age is possible usually for osteoarthritis it is more common as we age but problems with various types of arthritis can be seen at any age. ...Read more

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How does being obese cause type 2 diabetes in a child?

How does being obese cause type 2 diabetes in a child?

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 more

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Can impaired fasting glucose be cured? If not how to stop it from developing type 2 diabetes

Can impaired fasting glucose be cured?  If not how to stop it from developing type 2 diabetes

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 more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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