Doctor insights on:
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Can diabetes cause nausea?
- Can psyllium cause diabetes?
- Can a baby be born with diabetes?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Can you live with diabetes?
- Can hypothyroidism cause diabetes?
- Can hypoglycemia turn into diabetes?
- Can fructose affect diabetes?
- Talk to a endocrinologist online for free