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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Im F age 28 and weighs 210lbs I got diagnosed with pre diabetes 2 days ago if I eat and exercise right can I still develop type 2 diabetes?

Im F age 28 and weighs 210lbs I got diagnosed with pre diabetes 2 days ago if I eat and exercise right can I still develop type 2 diabetes?

Lower chances: It's still possible as you might be geneticaly predisposed to it. Your weight however, is causing you to be insulin resistant and this would certainly improve with diet and exercise. Diabetes has long term consequences on your entire body, so focus on the weight loss and you will live a healthier life overall. Take care. ...Read more

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

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?

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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If a child is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at a young age, will this decrease his lifespan?

If a child is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at a young age, will this decrease his lifespan?

Possibly: Patients with type 2 diabetes are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, and vision loss, among other things. It's essential that all patients with diabetes take their medication as directed, eat a healthy diet, and get exercise. Taking good care of diabetes will help the body stay healthier longer. ...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?

Stress: Sometimes when diabetic patients undergo stress (prolonged exercise for example) stress hormones (cortisol and adrenalin) can increase glucose. However it is still important for him to follow up with his doctor because it does not appear that the exercise he did was particularly stressful. In general patients with type 2 diabetes experience hypoglycemia (low sugar) in response to exercise. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetes for a male age 42, what would be the symptoms and side effects of treatment?

Type 2 diabetes for a male age 42, what would be the symptoms and side effects of treatment?

Big question!: Hi. Symptoms of untreated diabetes are drinking & peeing a lot, fatigue, blurred vision, etc. Side effects of treatment depend on the treatment(s) used! Depending on the treatment, side effects can include: nothing, nausea, weight loss, weight gain, hypoglycemia, fluid retention...hmmm, and probably some others I'm not thinking of right now. Control it well and live healthily! ...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?

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