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I am 26 I have type 2 diabetes and Crohn's disease can they cause a misscarage?

I am 26 I have type 2 diabetes and Crohn's disease can they cause a misscarage?

No: The disease by themselves will not cause a miscarriage. Miscarriages are usually due to an abnormality or natures way of eliminating a non-viable pregnancy or genetic defect. The other main cause is hormonal imbalance such as not enough Progesterone available to maintain the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


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What is the link between thyroid autoimmune diseases and type i diabetes?

What is the link between thyroid autoimmune diseases and type i diabetes?

Possible: When someone has an autoimmune condition (type 1 diabetes or autoimmune thyroid disease), he/she has a higher risk to develop another autoimmune condition. Patients with type 1 diabetes need to be screened for thyroid disease every 1-2 years or if symptomatic. ...Read more

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Any links between autoimmune diseases and type I diabetes?

Any links between autoimmune diseases and type I diabetes?

Yes: Type 1 diabetes is caused by autoimmunity, leading to death of the beta cells in the pancreas responsible for making insulin. Once these cells are destroyed, the pancreas can longer make insulin, and type 1 diabetes occurs. ...Read more

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Does a full blood count detect diabetes type 2 or diabetes type 1? Is type 2 an autoimmune disease?

Does a full blood count detect diabetes type 2 or diabetes type 1? Is type 2 an autoimmune disease?

No: But a fasting blood glucose or Hgb a1c test would show diabetes. It does not distinguish between the two types of diabetes however. Type 1 is often considered an autoimmune disorder but type 2 more a lifestyle issue- too much fat not enough exercise. Type 1 usually requires insulin and type 2 only on occasions (may reverse to normal with weight loss). ...Read more

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Can type 2 diabetes cause nausea a lot if so why? Thanks

Can type 2 diabetes cause nausea a lot if so why? Thanks

Gastroparesis.: People can have nausea and vomiting if the stomach is not emptying well enough. Uncontrolled diabetes can also cause problems with hyperosmolarity. In addition, diabetics can have infection without the usual symptoms or even heart attacks with different symptoms. It is best to have an examination and your doctor can guide you as to what is happening and how to deal with it. ...Read more

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Would type 2 diabetes cause liver pain?

Would type 2 diabetes cause liver pain?

Probably not: Fatty liver associated with diabetes and that can theoretically stretch the capsule of the liver but I would look for other reasons. Gallbladder? ...Read more

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Can type 2 diabetes cause late periods?

Can type 2 diabetes cause late periods?

Probably not: I would pursue other causes. Especially pregnancy. ...Read more

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For what reasons might type 2 diabetes cause weight gain?

For what reasons might type 2 diabetes cause weight gain?

Non Compliance& Rx: Most type2 diabetics gain weight as a complication of the treatment with sulphonyl ureas, tzds and Insulin therapy. And there are others who do not follow the diet and exercise recommendations and consume more calories and burn fewer calories ending up with more weight gain. ...Read more

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My type 2 diabetes cause me to have an odor in my private area. Will it ever go away or not until I lose weight?

My type 2 diabetes cause me to have an odor in my private area.  Will it ever go away or not until I lose weight?

Tinea: If you're an 18 yo male with your history then please have a doctor examine you for tinea cruris (jock itch). It's treatable. Meanwhile, keep that area clean and dry. ...Read more

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Why does type 2 diabetes cause excessive sweating?

Why does type 2 diabetes cause excessive sweating?

Usually not...: But drugs like insulin / sulfonylureas, if causing low blood sugar= hypoglycemia, will result in acute sweating ...Read more

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Can type 2 diabetes cause unexplained weight gain and yellow toenails?

Can type 2 diabetes cause unexplained weight gain and yellow toenails?

Diabetes & Wt Gain: Type 2 diabetes is a condition of Insulin resistance meaning your body makes Insulin but it does not work as well. As a result the body needs higher amount of Insulin to control your blood sugar. Unfortunately, Insulin also stimulates fat formation, epecially the unhealthy fat around your waist. The result is weight gain. High blood sugar also promotes the growth of fungus causing yellow nails. ...Read more

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Is it possible that type 2 diabetes cause server swelling in your feet & lower legs?

Is it possible that type 2 diabetes cause server swelling in your feet & lower legs?

You likely have : A reason for the swelling. Possibly, venous insufficiency, or maybe secondary to hypertension, or kidney disease..... ...Read more

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Can pain cause sugar levels to rise in type 2 diabetes?

Can pain cause sugar levels to rise in type 2 diabetes?

Pain and Sugar: Yes, pain can increase cortisol (a stress hormone) which makes the body more resistant to insulin. This causes the blood glucose to rise.

Also, Epinephrine (adrenaline) is released, which causes the liver to release more glucose. ...Read more

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How does being obese cause type 2 diabetes in a child?

How does being obese cause type 2 diabetes in a child?

Insulin resistance: Obesity puts a strain on the pancreas so that it has to make more Insulin to compensate for the increased demand of obesity. Unfortunately, we're seeing type 2 dm in children even as young as 4 years-old. The pancreas simply poops out and can't keep up with the Insulin demands of the obese body. This is when type 2 dm develops. ...Read more

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Please answer! Can ketosis cause dka or type 2 diabetes?

Please answer! Can ketosis cause dka or type 2 diabetes?

No: It is important to distinguish "diabetic ketoacidosis" (DKA) from "nutritional ketosis". Ketones are used by the body for energy when sugar is not available. DKA happens in diabetics when sugar is unable to get into cells without more insulin (insulin is required to get glucose into cells). In nutrional ketosis the person isn't eating sugar/carbs. Also, the ketone levels are 10x higher in DKA. ...Read more

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Could you describe the gland and hormone dysfunction that causes type 2 diabetes?

Could you describe the gland and hormone dysfunction that causes type 2 diabetes?

Cause of T2DM: It starts with Insulin resistance, esp in muscle and liver. Ir is in part genetic, but worsened by obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Initially, you make more Insulin to compensate for the ir. But in time, your pancreatic b-cells can no longer keep pace with the ir, and your glucose elevates. So the dysfunction is Insulin resistance plus b-cell dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can eating loads of wholemeal carbs cause type 2 diabetes if slim? I don't eat white carbs on a regular basis.

Can eating loads of wholemeal carbs cause type 2 diabetes if slim? I don't eat white carbs on a regular basis.

CARBS,...: Eating carbs is not the cause for developing Type 2 diabetes unless you also are out of shape, do not exercise, have a family history of Diabetes, and do not take care of your overall health. For example Michael Phelps the Olympic swimmer will consume 12,000 calories a day when exercising but does not get Diabetes, because he stays fit and burns them off. Even so, use portion control. Stay well! ...Read more

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My husband has type 2 diabetes. Yesterday he went on a two-mile hike. His nighttime blood sugar we're high and still elevated this morning. Why?

Complicated disease: Diabetes is a complicated disease and often doesn't work the way we expect. You'd think that after exercise, the blood sugar would be good — but he could run a marathon and still have an elevated blood sugar after. It's a combo of how much Insulin he's producing and his muscles' sensitivity to insulin. Over weeks to months of exercise, he will see a change in his fasting sugars, so keep it up! ...Read more

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For type 2 diabetes, if someone has to choose between whole grain sorghum flour and whole grain wheat flour, which one of the two would b better?

Sorghum: It digests slower, slowing the rise of serum glucose, therefore allowing for better control of diabetes. While this benefit is small, sorghum also has the bonus of being gluten-free, and it grows well in drought conditions. ...Read more

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I want to know is it possible that stress can cause type 2 diabetes?

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I want to know is it possible that stress can cause type 2 diabetes?

Stress: Excess stress can aggravate diabetes but not cause it. Other factors come into play, such as heredity, diet, activity level & lifestyle. ...Read more

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Is type 2 diabetes a inflammatory disorder ?

Is type 2 diabetes a inflammatory disorder ?

No: It is caused by receptors in peripheral tissues not responding to insulin.
When you say "inflammatory" that could mean infection which it isn't or rheumatological like rheumatoid arthritis which is non infectious but inflammatory. type 2 diabetes is neither. ...Read more

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I have on my ankles I have type 2 diabetes could that be the cause. Swelling?

I have on my ankles I have type 2 diabetes could that be the cause. Swelling?

1.EXCESS salt intake: 1.CONSIDER EXCESS SALT INTAKE IE COLD CUTS,CANNED SOUP ETC. 2. MUST CONSIDER/ RULE OUT CARDIAC FAILURE. 3.CONSIDER CERTAIN BP MEDS AMLODIPINE, SPEFICIALLY IF PT IS TAKLNG 10 MGMS OR MORE, TZDS IE ACTOS (pioglitazone). ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a person develop type 2 diabetes with no family history of the disorder?

Yes: Dietary and exercise habit have changed and a person who is overweight and does not exercise can develp type 2 diabetes, even if neither of the parents had the disease. ...Read more

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Have type 2 diabetes on metformi what would cause sugar to be 298 then test agin 30min later be 86. Fasting have not taken med yet today.?

Have type 2 diabetes on metformi what would cause sugar to be 298 then test agin 30min later be 86. Fasting have not taken med yet today.?

Type 2 diabetes: A drop-in blood sugar from 298 to 86 suggests that there is something wrong with your result.
If it is 298 you MUST see your doctor as soon as possible. In the meantime check your sugar on day 1and repeat it at bedtime. If both results are above 150, you would be wise to go to the Emergency facility if you can't get to your doctor quickly enough.
Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Last month, my mothers type 2 diabetes sugar was 300. She didn't see this as important but it is alarming. How can I wake her up to her disease?

Last month, my mothers type 2 diabetes sugar was 300. She didn't see this as important but it is alarming. How can I wake her up to her disease?

Insulin of 300 needs: To be treated by a doctor. Please get some literature about diabetes from your doctor to give your mom, something short and to the point. Perhaps she would be open to seeing a nutritionist. ...Read more

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My mother has type 2 diabetes. Any advice for living with this disease today?

My mother has type 2 diabetes. Any advice for living with this disease today?

Fitness: Exercise is key to management. Why not invite her to be your running / gym partner? ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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