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Anyone knows what are the other causes of diabetes mellitus type 2 besides food?

Anyone knows what are the other causes of diabetes mellitus type 2 besides food?

Yes: There are other risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes beside bad food choices: obesity, family history of diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, history of gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndromes, older age, metabolic syndrome, history of giving birth to a baby > 9 lbs.... ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

See Below: Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications. That's why is very important to know how to spot type 2 diabetes symptoms. Most common symptoms are :increased thirst increased hunger (especially after eating), dry mouth, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry), fatigue (weak, tired feeling), blurred vision headaches, loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Is diabetes mellitus hereditary at all?

Is diabetes mellitus hereditary at all?

Yes!: The simple answer is yes, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are hereditary. Type 1 diabetes seems to need a second trigger in most, the risk of an identical twin getting type 1 is about 1/3 and a non twin sibling about 6% so other factors play a clear role. In twins if one has type 2 DM the risk to the other is about 90% and if there is a family hx the risk is 5-10X the normal population (12-14%). ...Read more

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What is diabetes mellitus? How prevalent is this type of diabetes and what are the health risks?

What is diabetes mellitus? How prevalent is this type of diabetes and what are the health risks?

Too much sugar: In general, type 2 diabetes is consuming too many carbohydrates, and the body's inability to deal with the amount of sugar that comes from this. This is the type of diabetes that is usually caused by eating and lack of physical exercise, and according to the ada, is prevalent in 8.3% of the us population. Complications include heart, liver, and kidney disease, as well as strokes and amputation. ...Read more

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Why would a person with diabetes mellitus have a higher absorbance readings of their plasma?

Why would a person with diabetes mellitus have a higher absorbance readings of their plasma?

Question VeryUnclear: Absorbance of what? Dm=?ed blood sugar (complex & many hormones involved), thus drastically ? all sugar/cho intake. Most dm meds work poorly & complicate dm. Low sugar always due to medication complication, not dm per-se. ??sugar/cho (including fruits), high fat, moderate protein foods work best; victoza, titrated up from very ?dose by pt, not md. Best med currently available. Study: taubes, attia. ...Read more

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What health problems can my child's diabetes mellitus type 2 cause?

Many: This is "metabolic syndrome" and indicates Insulin resistance. That means that he has a high blood Insulin that does not do its job properly. The common cause is bad diet. Take all the "junk" away, particularly all the sugar, sweeteners, pop, ice cream, candies etc. The overall health of an individual with this is awful and you can expect complications. ...Read more

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I don't know what to do I don't have any sponsor in insulin.. Is there any possible way to cure my diabetes mellitus type1?

I don't know what to do I don't have any sponsor in insulin.. Is there any possible way to cure my diabetes mellitus type1?

No but: For type 1 diabetes, we do not yet have a cure, and Insulin is a necessary part of treatment at present. However, lots of progress is being made in our understanding of diabetes so i'd encourage you to be hopeful. In the meantime focus on healthy living and good control of your diabetes to minimize the risk of complications. ...Read more

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Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in arabian gulf countries?

Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in arabian gulf countries?

About 25%: It is known that uae has the second highest prevalence of diabetes worldwide with 25% of the population affected. ...Read more

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What complications are common in diabetes mellitus type 1 in children?

What complications are common in diabetes mellitus type 1 in children?

Several: Complications of poorly controlled type 1 diabetes is similar to type 2 and include heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, wounds that don't heal possibly leading to amputation, and kidney damage. The earlier you develop diabetes and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the higher the risk of developing complications. ...Read more

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My diabetes mellitus type1 is chronicwhat should I do? Without insulin?

My diabetes mellitus type1 is chronicwhat should I do? Without insulin?

Insulin: If you are truly type 1, then you have diabetes because your body does not make insulin. The only treatment is insulin. One other option is a pancreatic transplant. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more