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Dr. Shahruq Sarela
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
5 years in practice
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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

Dr. Shahruq Sarela
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
5 years in practice
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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

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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
3,088 doctors shared insights

Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes can either refer to diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. Both of these conditions manifest with increased thirst and frequency of urination. Diabetes mellitus is characterized by high levels of blood glucose and glucose in the urine due to a lack of insulin or lack of cell response to insulin. Diabetes insipidus is characterized by the inability to hold onto water due to lack of anti-diuretic hormone or lack of cell ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
Board Certified, Endocrinology
28 years in practice
4M people helped
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What are the common risk factors of diabetes type 2?

Dr. Susan Wingo
Board Certified, Endocrinology
28 years in practice
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What are the common risk factors of diabetes type 2?

Family and Weight: For type 2 diabetes, the underlying cause is that cells do not respond normally to insulin. This "insulin resistance" has a strong genetic basis, so if someone has family members with type 2 diabetes, they are at higher risk. Being overweight or obese also increases one's risk, because the excess fat also causes Insulin resistance. Losing 20 pounds can significantly reduce the risk for diabetes. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Board Certified, Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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If both my wife and I have diabetes type 2, what are the chances that my son will get diabetes?

Dr. Marcus Degraw
Board Certified, Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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If both my wife and I have diabetes type 2, what are the chances that my son will get diabetes?

Pretty high.: But mostly that depends on lifestyle. Most kids who have type ii dm are obese and have family history of diabetes. Kids who are overweight or obese arent big because of genetics. They are big because the whole family lacks exercise and has a poor diet. Make sure you put maximum effort into ensuring your child stays physically active and eats well. And be a good model and lose weight too. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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Are their any symptoms caused by diabetes ? Type 2

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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Are their any symptoms caused by diabetes ? Type 2

Symptoms type2 dibet: Excessive thirst and hunger, passing lot of urine, blurred vision, tingling and pain in feet, hands and other parts of body, mood swings, slow healing of cuts and frequent infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
177M people helped
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How can I switch from diabetes type 2 to diabetes 1?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
177M people helped
How can I switch from diabetes type 2 to diabetes 1?

Diabetes: Not possible, with proper treatment.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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What might have the same symptoms of diabetes type 2?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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What might have the same symptoms of diabetes type 2?

Her are they: diabetes mellitus, type 1 •insulin resistance •obesity. ...Read more

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
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What are the common causes of diabetes type 2?

Dr. Maritza Baez
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
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What are the common causes of diabetes type 2?

Many: The causes are not clearly known. There are certain factors which may lead to diabetes. Virus infections can lead to diabetes. If it runs in your family, you are obese, smoke cigarettes, had gestational diabetes or had a baby weighing 9 or more pounds, have impaired glucose tolerance, do not exercise regularly, low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides, high blood pressure you are at high risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
41 years in practice
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How can I manage and treat diabetes type 2?

Dr. Gutti Rao
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
41 years in practice
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How can I manage and treat diabetes type 2?

DM2: 1. Diet balanced, less cholesterol, less carbohydrates 2. Moderate exercise, walking two to three times a week- 30 min walk 3. Medications under direction of your doctor 4. Regular blood sugars checks. ...Read more

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Board Certified, Pediatrics
21 years in practice
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Could you possibly reverse diabetes type 2?

Dr. Natalie Hodge
Board Certified, Pediatrics
21 years in practice
6M people helped
Could you possibly reverse diabetes type 2?

Yes: Yes you definitely can. The first step is accepting YOU are responsible for your health. Emerging mobile tools that integrate remote monitoring with gamification and diabetes prevention program content will help you stay on track. Three behaviors ( water, veggie and fruit intake, activity level) and 3 NUMBERS ( weight, blood pressure, blood sugar dictate your health. You can take control of them ...Read more

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Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
24 years in practice
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Diabetes type 2 can stop being a type 2 and be come normal readings?

Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
24 years in practice
367K people helped
Diabetes     type 2 can stop being a type 2     and be come normal   readings?

Diabetes: Type ii diabetes if caught early enough can be reversed. Even if the patient is still diabetic in many cases with proper nutrition and exercise along with nutrition and supplements the patient can become diet controlled without medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more


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