diabetes

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Diabetes mellitus originally means Sweet Urine. It results from the inability of the body to properly process food we consume into sugar and control it. Medically is defined as persistently high blood sugar above 125mg/dl in the fasting state or above 200 randomly--this is how docs test your blood to diagnose diabetes. Stay well and have fun learning. Good luck.
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What's diabetes?

Insulin deficiency

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Best known DM: type 1 (complete insulin deficiency, usually autoimmune destruction of insulin-making cells in pancreas) & type 2 (relative insulin deficiency from insulin resistance). Both cause high blood sugars, which can lead to complications over time such as blindness, kidney failure, neuropathy, cv disease, etc. Type 1 always need insulin shots (DKA without it); type 2 oral meds to start
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What is diabetes?

Can't use carbs

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Diabetes mellitus simply is the inability to utilize carbs,sugars by your body. It can be from a few different reasons, both related to a hormone called insulin. In some cases your body has no insulin, in some cases your body is resistant to insulin.
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Is Diabetes cured?

No, only controlled

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It is an important and life-long task to control diabetes.
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Signs of diabetes?

Varies

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Signs of diabetes are: frequent urination, thirst, blurry vision, hunger, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, frequent infections, wounds that heal slowly, tingling in hands or feet, or you can have no symptoms at all.
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Is diabetes curable?

Possibly

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Scientific community, while acknowledge the benefits of exercises and healthy lifestyle in treating diabetes, differ when it comes to the claims of permanently curing disease.Physicians and surgeons are studying pancreatic transplant in patients with uncontrolled Type 1 diabetes, but with a functioning kidney. Islet cell transplant from pancreas of deceased to live patient another possibility.
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Who gets diabetes 1?

Usually children

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Though it has been found in persons up in their thirties. Then sometimes it is harder to distinguish which Type it is and takes more time and further testing.
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Is diabetes genetic?

Yes

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Type 2 diabetes is well know to run in families but Type 1 diabetes does as well. Epidemiologic data shows that 1 in 400-500 people in the general population develops Type 1 diabetes, but 1 in 20 people are at risk if a parent, sibling, or child has Type 1 diabetes. However, research shows that genes don't tell the whole story and it suggests that unknown environmental factors also contribute.
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symptoms of diabetes?

Thirst

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Typical symptoms are thirst,frequent urination(more than usual). Easy enough to check and treat so see your doctor ASAP.
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How to cure diabetes?

No cure

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There is no "cure" for diabetes. There is some evidence that pancreatic islet cell transplants may be effective, and recent European research on gastric bypass has shown benefit. For type 2 diabetes, the "cure" is usually related to weight loss, exercise, and healthy diet. For type 1 diabetes, the loss of pancreatic endocrine function, and therefore insulin, is permanent.
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drugs for diabetes 2?

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Type 2 diabetes is due to two defects 1 lack of insulin production 2 Insulin resistancs So there are drugs to increase insulin production 1Sulphnylureas-like glipizise,glimperide,glynase,glyburide ,stimulate pancreas to produce more insulin 2Biguanides which help insulin resistance metformin 3Thiobenzodiones improve insulin effectiveness.4Acarbose,prandin,starlix 5DDP inhibiters 6 insulin
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