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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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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in 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?

High blood sugars: Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough Insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel. Diabetes damages cells and tissues throughout the body. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

High blood sugars: Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough Insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel. Diabetes damages cells and tissues throughout the body. ...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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

What is diabetes?

High blood sugars: Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel. Diabetes damages cells and tissues throughout the body. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

High blood glucose: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. HgbA1c>6.5 is used as a cut off point for diagnosing it. It can be diagnosed by using fasting and after-meal sugar levels as well. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

High blood glucose: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. HgbA1c>6.5 is used as a cut off point for diagnosing it. It can be diagnosed by using fasting and after-meal sugar levels as well. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

High glucose: see this link: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html HgbA1c>6.5 is commonly used these days to diagnose diabetes. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

See below: A metabolic disease in which a person has high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. This can be as a result of inadequate production of insulin, or the body's cells do not respond adequately to insulin. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

Below: It is best to look at the internet for the complete description, it is too lengthy to do this in this format ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Mellitus v Insipidus: There are 2 kinds of diabetes, both linked to excess thirst & urination. Most common kind is diabetes mellitus which is associated w/high blood sugars, due to pancreas failure (Type 1) or more commonly, obesity & insulin insensitivity. Diabetes insipidus refers to abnl kidney fxn leading to large volume urine, unrelated to sugar level. Check out http://goo.gl/MYC78g ...Read more

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Is diabetes cured?

Is diabetes cured?

No: It can be controlled and in most instances patients can live full and productive, long, healthy lives; however, there is currently no known "cure" for wither type 1 or 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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