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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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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?

Weight loss, diet : Weight loss, exercise, and changing your diet can help normalize your blood glucose. It also depends how far from normal you are and whether its realistic to do this with diet, exercise, and weight loss alone. See your doctor for medications to manage your diabetes. ...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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If both my wife and I have diabetes type 2, what are the chances that my son will get diabetes?

If both my wife and I have diabetes type 2, what are the chances that my son will get diabetes?

Pretty high.: But mostly that depends on lifestyle. Most kids who have type ii dm are obese and have family history of diabetes. Kids who are overweight or obese arent big because of genetics. They are big because the whole family lacks exercise and has a poor diet. Make sure you put maximum effort into ensuring your child stays physically active and eats well. And be a good model and lose weight too. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much milk cause diabetes type 2?

Can drinking too much milk cause diabetes type 2?

Only if: If the milk drinking is excessive to the point that someone becomes obese and already insulin-resistant, then one could say that the excessive caloric intake from the milk is part of the problem in that it is contributing to weight gain. By itself, excessive milk drinking may not cause type 2 diabetes, but it can cause other problems. ...Read more

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How can I manage and treat diabetes type 2?

How can I manage and treat diabetes type 2?

DM2: 1. Diet balanced, less cholesterol, less carbohydrates 2. Moderate exercise, walking two to three times a week- 30 min walk 3. Medications under direction of your doctor 4. Regular blood sugars checks. ...Read more

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I will be meeting a doctor for endoscope treatment for diabetes type 2. What is it?

I will be meeting a doctor for endoscope treatment for diabetes type 2. What is it?

Dont know the answer: I apologize but i just do not know the answer to your question. I do not know of any "endoscope" treatment for dm-2. Are you sure why you are seeing this doctor. Perhaps you need to make a phone call to the doctors office and ask to speak to someone to firm up the reason for the visit and why you are having a procedure. Check with your pcp too. This just doesn't sound right. Please check! ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes mellitus originally means sweet urine. It results from the inability of the body to properly process food we consume into sugar and control it. Medically is defined as persistently high blood sugar above 125mg/dl in the fasting state or above 200 randomly--this is how docs test your blood to diagnose diabetes. Stay well and have ...Read more


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