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Can it be more likely for me to get diabetes if my ma has it?

Can it be more likely for me to get diabetes if my ma has it?

Yes: You are more likely to get it than the general population. Be proactive, watch your diet, keep normal weight and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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How likely is it for me to get diabetes type 1?

How likely is it for me to get diabetes type 1?

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

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How likely is it for hypoglycemics to get diabetes?

How likely is it for hypoglycemics to get diabetes?

Need to be imprecise: But patients who get low blood sugar 4-6 hours after eating, especially sweets, have increased risk of getting diabetes - 1 -30 years later. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get diabetes?

Who is more likely to get diabetes?

Family history: Risk factors include: family history, overweight, metabolic syndrome, age over 60, exposure to some chemicals, lack of exercise. Try to modify the risk factors you can control. ...Read more

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Are native americans more likely than the average american to get diabetes?

Are native americans more likely than the average american to get diabetes?

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

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If my son eats a ton of junk food, how likely is he to get diabetes, he is 12yo?

If my son eats a ton of junk food, how likely is he to get diabetes, he is 12yo?

Depends: Family history, ethnicity, bmi, activity, puberty, gender --- all play important roles besides junk food in causing type 2 diabetes at this age. ...Read more

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If I already have hypothyroidism, addison's disease, raynaud's disease and vitiligo is it likely that I will get diabetes also?

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 more

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Can you guys tell me how big is the chance for me to get diabetes type 1?

Can you guys tell me how big is the chance for me to get diabetes type 1?

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 more

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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

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

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How do you get diabetes?

How do you get diabetes?

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 more

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How do you get diabetes?

How do you get diabetes?

Genetic propensity: Combined with obesity (which means you need more Insulin to get sugar into cells) 'stressing' beta-cells that produce insulin. If one's beta cells can't keep up with the increased Insulin demand, sugar doesn't get into cells, blood sugar rises, = diabetes. ...Read more

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What to do if I don't wanna get diabetes!?

What to do if I don't wanna get diabetes!?

Say NO to diabetes!: Make sure you maintain a healthy diet. Exercise at least 5 days a week and maintain a healthy weight. Lose weight if you are overweight. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/type-2-diabetes/in-depth/diabetes-prevention/art-20047639 ...Read more

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Can u get diabetes from too much sugar?

Can u get diabetes from too much sugar?

Sort of: You increase your risk of getting diabetes when you gain weight. So too much if anything can do it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get diabetes from anger?

Is it possible to get diabetes from anger?

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 more

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How come being fat makes you get diabetes?

How come being fat makes you get diabetes?

Mayor risk factor: Obesity by far is the mayor risk factor for type 2 diabetes, specially if you have a 1st degree relative with type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Can you get diabetes from eating to much sugar?

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

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Will I only get diabetes 1 if it runs in my family?

Will I only get diabetes 1 if it runs in my family?

No: Type 1 diabetes can also arise on it's own, a family history may increase your risk by a few percentage points. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight so i don't get diabetes at 14?

How can I lose weight so i don't get diabetes at 14?

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

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How could a young 30 y/o skinny person get diabetes?

How could a young 30 y/o skinny person get diabetes?

It's called: Type 1 diabetes and can occur at any age no matter what your weight. Check with diabetes.Org for more info. ...Read more

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Can you get diabetes from eating a lot of sugar at once?

Can you get diabetes from eating a lot of sugar at once?

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