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Diabetes Type 2 (Overview)

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 diabetics need insulin injections.


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What are the common risk factors of diabetes type 2?

What are the common risk factors of diabetes type 2?

Family and Weight: For type 2 diabetes, the underlying cause is that cells do not respond normally to insulin. This "insulin resistance" has a strong genetic basis, so if someone has family members with type 2 diabetes, they are at higher risk. Being overweight or obese also increases one's risk, because the excess fat also causes Insulin resistance. Losing 20 pounds can significantly reduce the risk for diabetes. ...Read more

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Diabetes Type 2 (Overview)

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 diabetics need insulin injections.


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How does meth affect diabetes type 2?

How does meth affect diabetes type 2?

Multiple health issu: You should be concerned about health in general with the use of illicit drugs. Meth is a very dangerous drug that can cause irreversible multiorgan health issues, including severe psychiatric issues. ...Read more

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Living with Type 2 Diabetes (Tip)

Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Always watch your carbs and develop a habit to read label to know the amount of carbohydrate ...See more

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Living with Type 2 Diabetes (Checklist)

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Are their any symptoms caused by diabetes ? Type 2

Are their any symptoms caused by diabetes ? Type 2

Symptoms type2 dibet: Excessive thirst and hunger, passing lot of urine, blurred vision, tingling and pain in feet, hands and other parts of body, mood swings, slow healing of cuts and frequent infections. ...Read more

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Preventing Diabetes (Tip)

Preventing Diabetes

Increased coffee consumption substantially reduces risk for diabetes, type 2. ...See more

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Got diagnosed having diabetes type 2 since a year back .is there any way to may the sugar level normal as the criteria for military is to be normal?

Exercise & diet: Exercise and diet is the first step to treatment of diabetes. Often weight loss occurs and can also help. Speak with primary doctor to make sure it's safe and get specific exercise and diet prescriptions. ...Read more

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How can I confirm if I have diabetes? (Type 2 as opposed to Type 1 if I understand it correctly). Best test to determine this?

How can I confirm if I have diabetes?  (Type 2 as opposed to Type 1 if I understand it correctly).  Best test to determine this?

Diabetes tests: Hi. It's very easy to test for diabetes. 4 ways to test: fasting glucose, random (non-fasting) glucose, A1c, and oral glucose tolerance test. They all have their diagnostic criteria. To distinguish type 1 and type 2 comes down to checking for evidence of autoimmunity (type 1 autoantibodies) and clinical judgement, and is TOTALLY independent of diagnosing diabetes. Eat healthily, exercise regularly ...Read more

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Diabetes Type 2 (Tip)

Diabetes Type 2

Type 2 diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the United States. ...See more

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Diabetes (Definition)

ency 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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