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Can It Be More Likely For Me To Get Diabetes If My Ma Has It
Remote @ age 46: Type 1 dm or diabetes related to total loss of Insulin production is common to kids but rare in adults. An infection trigger with loss of islet cell Insulin production is the primary cause & most adults have experienced & developed immunity to the likely viral agents. It might happen, but you are more likely to suffer a major injury in a car crash than develop type 1 dm at your age. ...Read more
Yes: But is due to the environment more than genetics. Pima indians in the se us have a close to 50% incidence. Their blood relatives living in mexico about 3%. ...Read more
If I already have hypothyroidism, addison's disease, raynaud's disease and vitiligo is it likely that I will get diabetes also?
Yes: While it is not likely that you will get diabetes, you do have a higher chance of getting diabetes. There is a condition called "polyglandular syndrome" which include: hashimoto's thyroid disease (hypothyroidism), addison's disease and type 1 diabetes. You already have hypothyroidism and addison's disease, so you should be followed closely for the development of diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 in 300: the risk in the population at large for type one diabetes is one in 300. If you have a first degree family member with diabetes type one, child, parent or sibling, then your risk is one in 20. If the latter is the case you can join a screening program called trial net which looks for early autoantibodies that precede development of type one diabetes. Intervention research is ongoing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1st visit w/ new dr. Wants f/u visit & me to get diabetes & thyroid labs. Why DM test if healthy & no risk of this? Headaches & chronic sinusitis only
Ask the doctor!: You don't give enough information. But with both diabetes and thyroid function on your doctor's mind, I would wonder if you are obese, which increases diabetes risk and is sometimes (but rarely) due to under active thyroid. But I'm only guessing. Your doctor should have explained it to you -- but if she didn't, just ask. ...Read more
Genes and food: For the majority of diabetics (those with type 2), it's a combination of genetic predisposition and being overweight. It can also sometimes be causes by medications like steroids and some psych drugs, pancreatic surgery or pancreatitis. It's not entirely clear why people get type 1 diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interesting but...: Although there is no known association of what you are asking, i've learned in medicine, never say never. Perhaps anger can increase stress hormones (cortisol) and cortisol does increase blood sugar. It's a bit of a stretch but certainly in the realm of possibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No one has ever developed diabetes from eating too much sugar, that's a popular misconception. It's too many calories and not enough activity that cause the weight gain that predisposes to diabetes - particularly if you have a positive family history and get older. Weight is the most important factor! ...Read more
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more
Not sugar: Diabetes is not related to your intake of sugar; actually sugar has few calories, but they are empty calories without nutrition. 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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