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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Can't use carbs: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes: Diabetes when level of sugars are higher than normal.It is of two kinds , type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes there is not enough insulin in body , on the other hand in type 2 cells in body do not use insulin properly because they develop resistance to insulin . Obesity, waist circumference more than 80 cm in women and 94 in men, family history of diabetes increases risk of developing type 2 . ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes type 2: Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common type of diabetes, and is characterized by variable degrees of insulin deficiency and resistance. A fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and/or a glycated hemoglobin (A1C) are the preferred screening tests. The diagnosis of diabetes is confirmed if two consecutive A1C levels are ?6.5%, two consecutive FPG levels are >126 mg/dL, or if both are above the threshold ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Metabolic disease: in humans unable to properly handle carbohydrates from diet. May be due to insufficiency/ineffective of Insulin production by pancreas or Glucose Insensitivity by human cells/tissues of the body or both - leading to abnormal blood serum concentrations. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

DM: Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disease in which the person has elevated blood sugar. Common diabetes symptoms can include weight loss, increased hunger, increased urinary, increased frequency of urination. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Fancy word: it means that the blood sugar is too high. Many elderly have that issue that the sugar is increased. Fortunately relatively rare in young patients. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes: Please go to the nearest place that has thousands of books and have them take you to the many books about diabetes. If your reading makes you concerned about diabetes please see your primary doctor as soon as possible. Hope all goes well -- keep me posted. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

Insulin problem: The body does not produce insulin. Some people may refer to this type as insulin-dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes, or early-onset diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, The body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react to insulin (insulin resistance). Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are of this type. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

Type 1 and 2: In diabetes the body cannot keep blood glucose (sugar) levels in the normal range, and if glucose is too high it can damage your body over time. Either the body doesn’t produce enough insulin (mainly type 1 and usually children) or the cells in the body don’t recognize the insulin that is present (Type 2). Type 2 diabetes is prevented and managed by making healthy food choices and staying active. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

Type 1 and 2: In diabetes the body cannot keep blood glucose (sugar) levels in the normal range, and if glucose is too high it can damage your body over time. Either the body doesn’t produce enough insulin (mainly type 1 and usually children) or the cells in the body don’t recognize the insulin that is present (Type 2). Type 2 diabetes is prevented and managed by making healthy food choices and staying active. ...Read more

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