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Is there a connection between alopecia totalis or diabetes and hallucinations? 70yr old aunt seeing zebras (animal) at night. Psychologist is stumped.

Is there a connection between alopecia totalis or diabetes and hallucinations? 70yr old aunt seeing zebras (animal) at night. Psychologist is stumped.

Hallucinations: I am very surprised that your aunt was not helped by the Psychologist.
A clinic visit to a Psychiatrist would be in order. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Hallucinations (Definition)

Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been ...Read more


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What usually causes diabetes?

What usually causes diabetes?

Risk factors: 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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What usually causes diabetes?

What usually causes diabetes?

Environment/inheri: Type 1 is probably due to infection in vulnerable pt causing destruction of Insulin cells in pancreas. Type 2 is usually due to obesity where you can't make enough Insulin to support the wt. This has gotten more complicated as studies show other problems with poor signaling to the liver to stop production of glucose. New diabetic meds target this issue. ...Read more

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What is the cause of diabetes?

What is the cause of diabetes?

Diabetes: Diabetes can occur if you stop making insulin. That most often occurs early in life (type 1 diabetes) but there is a small group that has very low insulin production later in life.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when your pancreas is making a lot of insulin but not enough to control your blood sugar.
Do you or a family member/ friend have diabetes and are not caring for it properly. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Could diabetes be a cause too?

Could diabetes be a cause too?

Diabetes: Diabetes a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. It is causes by: genetics, excessive carbohydrates & sugars over long period, some medications can increase risk. ...Read more

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What is the biggest cause of diabetes?

What is the biggest cause of diabetes?

Elevated blood sugar: Type 1 diabetes is caused by a destruction in Insulin producing cells. Adult (or type 2) diabetes is more common as you get older, if you have a family history of diabetes -- and is 70-90% related to weight. As you gain weight you become more resistant to Insulin until your pancreas is overwhelmed. It;s the only risk factor you can control. ...Read more

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What is mild diabetes? What causes it?

What is mild diabetes? What causes it?

Disease of degrees: Hi. Diabetes (most likely type 2 in your setting) comes in all shades, from severe needing insulin right away, to "mild", easily controlled with a pill or even "diet and exercise". Type 2 changes over time, so that what controls "mild" diabetes today may be totally inadequate down the road. Live healthily. Always keep your diabetes well controlled to prevent longterm complications. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what causes diabetes?

Could you tell me what causes diabetes?

Depends: Hi. Different types of diabetes have different causes. Most common is type 2, caused by multiple defects involving insulin resistance & insulin production/secretion. Type 1 2nd most common; caused by autoimmune attack on insulin-producing cells in pancreas. Next is gestational, usually a precursor to type 2, but some type 1's show up this way. Uncommon causes are cystic fibrosis, genetic (MODY). ...Read more

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What are the different causes of diabetes?

What are the different causes of diabetes?

Type 1 and 2: Type 1 diabetes is usually caused by decreased production of Insulin from the pancreas. Lack of Insulin does not allow you to use the available sugar. Type 2 diabetes is usually cause by Insulin resistance that builds in our cells. This usually happens due to obesity. The Insulin resistance does not allow us to use the available Insulin and sugar. ...Read more

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Does sugar cause diabetes?

Does sugar cause diabetes?

No: Sugar by itself does not cause diabetes. Diabetes is the inability to metabolize sugar due to lack / resistance to insulin; the pancreas produce Insulin among other hormones which help in the metabolism of glucose (sugar); those who consume lots of sugar may cause their pancreas to over work and if they were prone to diabetes may develop the disease earlier. Obesity may cause resistance to insulin. ...Read more

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How cadmium cause diabetes?

How cadmium cause diabetes?

News to me: The primary effect of cadmium toxicity is on the tubules of the kidney. As a result of renal tubular dysfunction, osteoporosis and bone fractures can result, as well as kidney stones. Cadmium can also cause lung disease, including lung cancer. I am not aware of any association with diabetes, though. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause body odor?

Can diabetes cause body odor?

Maybe: If uncontrolled blood sugars, u can get fungal infections in your skin folds and bacterial build up in your mouth, both of which can smell bad. ...Read more

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Is glaucoma caused by diabetes?

Is glaucoma caused by diabetes?

Sometimes: Large studies published suggest that diabetes and primary open angle glaucoma (poag) are not related. Then other studies suggest that diabetes and poag are related. Without a doubt neovascular glaucoma and diabetic diabetes are related. Easy thing to do is when you get your diabetes exam. Ask your doctor to examine you for both glaucomas. By the way normal eye pressure does not exclude disease. ...Read more

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How does diabetes cause numbness?

How does diabetes cause numbness?

It can: Hi. Poorly controlled diabetes certainly CAN cause numbness by direct nerve damage, correlating with duration of high blood sugar. The mechanism is still not known, although several good candidate mechanisms have been proposed. The Longest nerves are most likely to be affected (those to the feet). The key is good diabetes control and nutrition. Better to prevent neuropathy than treat neuropathy! ...Read more

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Could eating sugar cause diabetes?

Could eating sugar cause diabetes?

No: Diabetes is secondary to reduced or absent insulin production, insulin resistance or production of defective insulin.
Eating sugar increases insulin output but does not cause diabetes. A diabetic cannot tolerate the sugar and would have a very high glucose after eating sugar ...Read more

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Does streptozotocin cause diabetes?

Does streptozotocin cause diabetes?

Yes: Hi. Yes indeed it does. It is highly toxic to the pancreas cells that make insulin. Stay away from the stuff! Why do you ask??? ...Read more

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Does muscovado sugar cause diabetes?

Does muscovado sugar cause diabetes?

Not in itself: No sugar causes diabetes. You must have genetic predisposition for the several factors that cause you to be a diabetic. Muscovado sugar is simply an unrefined type of dark sugar and is no different concerning its effect the glycemic index than any other sugar. ...Read more

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Why does diabetes cause retinopathy?

Why does diabetes cause retinopathy?

Vascular damage: Diabetes can cause damage to the small blood vessels in the eye causing microvascular leakage and occlusion. Elevated blood sugar levels appear to be the primary cause of this damage. ...Read more

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Is sugar the main cause of diabetes?

No: Many factors including genetics i.e. Family history, obesity, excessive carbohydrates, medicine induced, pancreatic disease, Insulin resistance, etc. ...Read more

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Why does severe diabetes cause a coma?

Why does severe diabetes cause a coma?

Dehydration: When sugar levels get so high it leads to dehydration and increase osmolarity of the blood. That means the blood thickens. This draws water and electrolytes out of the organs including the brain. That eventually can lead to coma. The key to treating the patient with high sugar and high osmolarity is fluids and electrolyte replacement followed eventually and gradually by insulin. ...Read more

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Tell me if diabetes causes astigmatism?

Tell me if diabetes causes astigmatism?

Generally not: But diabetes can cause lots of eye problems and even lead to blindness in not properly controlled. See your medical doctor and opthamologist on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Does Latuda (lurasidone) cause diabetes?

Does Latuda (lurasidone) cause diabetes?

Latuda: Can increase blood sugar levels. If someone has risk factors for diabetes (like obesity, family history) it ^ chances for expression of diabetes. ...Read more

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Can eating lots of sugar cause diabetes?

Can eating lots of sugar cause diabetes?

Not really: Eating too much sugar can lead to being overweight, which can in turn lead to diabetes. However, the amount of sugar you consume itself does not cause diabetes. ...Read more

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Does drinking excess soda cause diabetes?

Not directly: Drinking excess soda adds extra calories to your diet, increasing the risk for obesity. Obesity is leading cause of diabetes. ...Read more

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What causes diabetes tell me with reason?

What causes diabetes tell me with reason?

There is a wealth: Of information available on the internet — enter causes of diabetes in google. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of soda cause diabetes?

Possibly: Eating sweets does not necessarily cause diabetes. Having a genetic predisposition and gaining weight leads to diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the cause of gastritis in diabetes?

What is the cause of gastritis in diabetes?

Same as nondiabetic: With advancing diabetes, gastroparesis (stomach does not move/function well) can predispose to gastritis. Other causes are same as nondiabetic: helicobacter pylori (bacteria), alcoholism, chronic use of antiinflammatory drugs/chemo, bile reflux, even stress can cause chronic gastritis symptoms and removing the cause will allow healing in few wks, with good nutrition. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of itchiness in diabetes?

What is the cause of itchiness in diabetes?

Dry skin: Dm cuases dehayrdration and needs more water. So moisturize. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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