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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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What were your symptoms of diabetes type 1?

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

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Is there any way to get rid of type 1 diabetes?

Is there any way to get rid of type 1 diabetes?

May be in future: There is intensive research going on to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and it may be possible in future. There was report of cure of dibetes in mice from aurora colorado . And reserch on pacreatic transplant and stem cells are going on and look promising.Keep tuned up to health tap. ...Read more

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What are the main risk factors of diabetes type 1?

What are the main risk factors of diabetes type 1?

Largely unknown : Apart from a slight increased risk if parents are affected, no risk factors can be identified. ...Read more

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How can we prevent diabetes type 2 disease?

How can we prevent diabetes type 2 disease?

Carb Restriction: Type ii diabetes can be prevented by carbohydrate restriction and regular exercise. These two measures alone have been shown to decrease progression to diabetes by 70-80%. ...Read more

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I was new in diabetea disease.. Is there some one explain to me what is diabetes type 1 and type 2? Thank you...

I was new in diabetea disease.. Is there some one explain to me what is diabetes type 1 and type 2? Thank you...

Type 1 vs type 2: To use an analogy, Insulin is like a taxicab that takes sugar from the blood and delivers it into cells where it can be used or stored.Without insulin, the sugar can do nothing but build up in the blood, making it thick and spilling into the urine. In type 1, you no longer make insulin, so you must give it all by shot.In type 2 you make some, but not enough for your size.Extra is often given. ...Read more

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How do people get diabetes type 1?

How do people get diabetes type 1?

Mostly unknown: The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. In most people with type 1 diabetes, the body's own immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria and viruses — mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing (islet) cells in the pancreas. Genetics may play a role in this process, and exposure to certain viruses may trigger the disease. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of diabetes type 1?

What are symptoms of diabetes type 1?

Common signs: Normally you will see increased thirst and hunger accompanied by increased frequency of urination. ...Read more

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Whats diabetes type 1 and 2 difference?

Whats diabetes type 1 and 2 difference?

Insulin production: Type 1 dm is common in childhood & generally occurs after an infection kills off the Insulin production in the body. Insulin injections or pumps are the basic rx. Type 2 generally applies to adults who make Insulin but their body shows resistance to its effects & they need meds to help their existing Insulin work better or Insulin supplements. ...Read more

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Difference diabetes type 1 and 2 causes?

Difference diabetes type 1 and 2 causes?

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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How are diabetes type 1 and 2. Different?

How are diabetes type 1 and 2. Different?

Insulin differences: In type 1 diabetes, your immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria or viruses — attacks and destroys your insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. In type 2 diabetes, your cells become resistant to the action of insulin, and your pancreas is unable to make enough Insulin to overcome this resistance. ...Read more

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Diabetes, Type 1 (Definition)

A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. ...Read more