Rated 5.0/5 based on 31 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Diabetes Type 2

Share
Dr. Quang Nguyen
2,000 doctors shared insights

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.


Dr. Susan Wingo
Board Certified, Endocrinology
28 years in practice
4M people helped
1

1
What are the common risk factors of diabetes type 2?

Dr. Susan Wingo
Board Certified, Endocrinology
28 years in practice
4M people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›

85,000 doctors available

Get Treatment for Your Skin Condition Now!

Skin conditions result from a number of factors and can reduce your quality of life. It's important to have a doctor evaluate your condition to ensure it is not something more serious than a minor irritation. At HealthTap, you can connect to a doctor in minutes via chat or video to get peace of mind!

Doctors are standing by 24/7 for advice, treatment or prescriptions. Get help today!

85,000 doctors available

Get Treatment for Your Skin Condition Now!

Skin conditions result from a number of factors and can reduce your quality of life. It's important to have a doctor evaluate your condition to ensure it is not something more serious than a minor irritation. At HealthTap, you can connect to a doctor in minutes via chat or video to get peace of mind!

Doctors are standing by 24/7 for advice, treatment or prescriptions. Get help today!
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified
383K people helped
Get help from a Real Doctor Now
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified
383K people helped
Continue
Dr. Quang Nguyen
2,000 doctors shared insights

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.


Dr. Antonio Garcia Merino
Board Certified, Psychiatry
14 years in practice
83K people helped
2

2
How does meth affect diabetes type 2?

Dr. Antonio Garcia Merino
Board Certified, Psychiatry
14 years in practice
83K people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified
383K people helped
Get help from a Real Doctor Now
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified
383K people helped
Continue
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified,
383K people helped
3

3
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

Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified,
383K people helped
4

4
Living with Type 2 Diabetes (Checklist)

Follow all the recommendations of your doctor
Once
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified
383K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
132M people helped
5

5
Are their any symptoms caused by diabetes ? Type 2

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
132M people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
53M people helped
6

6
What might have the same symptoms of diabetes type 2?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
53M people helped
What might have the same symptoms of diabetes type 2?

Her are they: diabetes mellitus, type 1 •insulin resistance •obesity. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified,
383K people helped
7

7
Preventing Diabetes (Tip)

Preventing Diabetes

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

Dr. Warren Foster
Board Certified, Cardiac Electrophysiology
15 years in practice
1M people helped
8

8
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?

Dr. Warren Foster
Board Certified, Cardiac Electrophysiology
15 years in practice
1M people helped

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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Thomas Knecht
Board Certified, Endocrinology
26 years in practice
5M people helped
9

9
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?

Dr. Thomas Knecht
Board Certified, Endocrinology
26 years in practice
5M people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified,
383K people helped
10

10
Diabetes Type 2 (Tip)

Diabetes Type 2

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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
3,088 doctors shared insights

Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes can either refer to diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. Both of these conditions manifest with increased thirst and frequency of urination. Diabetes mellitus is characterized by high levels of blood glucose and glucose in the urine due to a lack of insulin or lack of cell response to insulin. Diabetes insipidus is characterized by the inability to hold onto water due to lack of anti-diuretic hormone or lack of cell ...Read more


Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a Real Doctor Now
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified,
383K people helped
Continue
85,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook