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Is it possible to have diabetes type 1 but not due to wieght?

Is it possible to have diabetes type 1 but not due to wieght?

Yes: Type one diabetes is always not due to weight, in fact. Type two diabetes is due to "increased weight" or obesity. type one results from genetic factors with an autoimmune reaction that attacks your pancreas until it produces no more insulin, among other things. ...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 were your symptoms of diabetes type 1?

Many: Increased thirst and frequent urination. As excess sugar builds up in your bloodstream, fluid is pulled from your tissues. This may leave you thirsty. As a result, you may drink — and urinate — more than usual.Extreme hunger, weight loss. Fatigue. If your cells are deprived of sugar, you may become tired and irritable.Blurred vision. ...Read more

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How can we detect diabetes type 1 by its signs?

How can we detect diabetes type 1 by its signs?

3 P's: Polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia urinate a lot, thirst, hunger, fatigue but diabetes usually starts months/years before with no symptoms; that's why routine screening needs to be preformed , especially in folks with family history of type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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Newly diagnosed diabetes type 1 though test was borderline. What does this mean?

Newly diagnosed diabetes type 1 though test was borderline. What does this mean?

Maybe early dx?: If you have type 1 diabetes, you may be describing mild elevation in hba1c. That would mean that the disease was caught early. I am not sure what else you may be referring to as borderline. ...Read more

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Does a fasting glucose blood test rule out diabetes type 1 and 2?

Does a fasting glucose blood test rule out diabetes type 1 and 2?

If it's normal: It rules out type 1 diabetes, but you can still have "mild" type 2 diabetes in the early stages with after meal glucoses being elevated but normal fasting. It's called impaired glucose tolerance. Check an hba1c test for more information. ...Read more

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What causes diabetes difference type 1 and 2?

What causes diabetes difference type 1 and 2?

Genes: Type 1 diabetes is typically genetic although environmental factors may trigger the disease. Type 2 diabetes has a genetic predisposition, but can be brought on by non-genetic causes such as chronically poor diet and inactivity. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you can't treat diabetes type 1 or type 2?

Could you tell me what happens if you can't treat diabetes type 1 or type 2?

Many problems: If diabetes is not treated whether type 1 or 2 it will eventually lead to organ damage in the eyes, kidneys, nerve damage in the feet and increased risk of heart diease. Luckily dm is a very treatable disease with the appropriate medications although which medication works best depends on the individual. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for diabetes type 1?

Is there a cure for diabetes type 1?

Not Yet: No Cure for diabetes yet, but there is exciting research to help " close the loop" of blood sugar management. An insulin pump can bolus insulin according to blood sugar measurements from a continuous glucose monitor via a computer algorithm in an iPhone or android (methyltestosterone) phone. Outpatient studies are promising and there are several academic centers developing and studying this technology now! ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments to diabetes type 1 or 2?

Are there alternative treatments to diabetes type 1 or 2?

Depends: If you are talking about type2 diabetes then weight loss, healthy eating and exercise may get you to the point where u no longer need medicine (and u'll be healthier overall) some people however are beyond that and require Insulin to prevent the complications of diabetes. Don't believe any "alternative" med works unless you or your doctor note your sugars are well controlled. Many fake cures. ...Read more

Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Diabetes, Type 1 (Definition)

Diabetes type 1, or juvenile onset diabetes, is when the body's immune system attacks the cells of the pancreas that make insulin. This impacts the body's ability to process sugar. Type 1 diabetics require insulin injections. ...Read more