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Can diabetes be heriditary?

Can diabetes be heriditary?

Yes: You may be at risk of developing diabetes due to your genetic history. You may also be at risk of deloping diabetes due to lifestyle choices with your diet and activity. Overweight people have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some women are at a greater risk to develope type 2 diabetes during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Can diabetes be cured?

Can diabetes be cured?

Usually not: The pancreas gland makes insulin, which is required because insulin makes blood sugar go into cells (blood sugar is the fuel for cells). In Type 2 diabetes, a person eats too much and puts lots of sugar into his blood daily. As time goes by, he overworks his pancreas by demanding lots of insulin from the gland. If he stops his bad habits early in Type 2 diabetes, his pancreas might not "burn out." ...Read more

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Can diabetes be cured/controlled?

Can diabetes be cured/controlled?

Controlled not cured: Diabetes leads to the inexerale loss of the Insulin producing beta cells. Even the "surgical cure" of a roux-en-y in morbid obesity will not permanently cure. We have no drugs to reverse the continued loss of beta cells in the pancreas. ...Read more

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How can diabetes be diagnosed?

How can diabetes be diagnosed?

By blood tests: If you have diabetes, a blood sugar level done after 8-12 hours without food will generally be high. Another test, the 'hemoglobin a1c, ' reflects your blood sugar levels over the prior three months. Sugar in your urine is also a clue. But do be tested if you are concerned. Diabetes that is well managed will tend to cause fewer long-term complications. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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My father has diabetes related retinopathy, can it be cured?

My father has diabetes related retinopathy, can it be cured?

Controlled: Diabetic retinopathy can be controlled with laser therapy. To prevent progression of retinopathy it is essential that average blood sugar be optimized and blood pressure is kept in the normal range. ...Read more

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How can diabetes be controlled?

How can diabetes be controlled?

Diet, exercise, meds: Diabetes can be controlled, with portion control/healthy eating, regular exercise and weight loss and medications as indicated and prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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Can alcoholism be inherited?

Can alcoholism be inherited?

Yes: Having one parent with alcoholism increases one's chances of having this problem. Your chances increase if both parents are alcoholic. Being aware of this and avoiding drinking too much will help. It may be best to figure out a way to have a happy life without having to drink at all. There are lots of very happy people who do not drink. (like me). Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause people to be overweight?

Can diabetes cause people to be overweight?

Overweight causes: Diabetes -- but if you have diabetes, your Insulin level may be high early in the disease , leading to more weight gain. Then, much of the medication can cause weight gain. That's why diet, exercise and weight loss is the cornerstone of therapy for diabetes. ...Read more

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Can diabetes be fatal?

Can diabetes be fatal?

Most certainly: Diabetes is a multi system disease and can be lethal in many ways. The sugar can get way out of control and a condition called keto-acidosis can be fatal. Diabetes affects blood vessels, kidneys, eyes, the brain and the heart and damage to any of these can lead to severe illness and sometimes death. Control is best in the hands of a good endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can diabetic neuropathy be cured?

Can diabetic neuropathy be cured?

Diabetic neuropathy: Diabetic neuropathy has no known cure. Fortunately, there are treatments for diabetic neuropathy. The treatment mainly focuses on slowing progression of the disease, relieving pain, and restoring function. ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Not directly: Type 1 diabetes occurs more often in some ethnic groups;higher in caucasions much lower in asians.Susceptability from parent to child may approximate 5%, but that means~95% don't.It occurs more often in populations susceptable to auto-immune disorders and may arise in someone with a previous problem like autoimmune hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Yes: It is thought to be hereditary. If you have a child with diabetes, your other children have a one in 20 chance of developing diabetes, which is much greater than the population ( one in 300) ...Read more

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Can pancreatitis be hereditary?

Can pancreatitis be hereditary?

Hereditary Pancreatitis: Sure. The gene responsible is the trypsinogen gene on chromosome #7. ...Read more

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How can diabetes be prevented?

How can diabetes be prevented?

Reduce your risk: There are certain factors which may 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 to develop diabetes, so exercise & develop healthy habits to reduce ur risk. ...Read more

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Can gestational diabetes be dangerous if you have meyloproliferitive disorder?

Can gestational diabetes be dangerous if you have meyloproliferitive disorder?

No more than usually: Chronic medical maternal conditions can predispose to gestational diabetes mellitus or gdm (either inherently or due to their medical management), but should not alter the significance of gdm once diagnosed. A myeloproliferative disorder could presidpose you to pregnancy complications as well. I can only think of infectious scenarios in which the two diagnoses would potentiate each other's effects. ...Read more