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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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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 are some symptoms of diabetes type 2?

What are some symptoms of diabetes type 2?

Multiple: Frequent urination unusual thirst extreme hunger unusual weight loss extreme fatigue and irritability frequent infections blurred vision cuts/bruises that are slow to heal tingling/numbness in the hands/feet recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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?

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