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Can one live a normal life with diabetes?

Can one live a normal life with diabetes?

Yes: Of course. With reasonable care with proper diet, meds as needed, optimal weight, appropriate exercise, keep your doctor visits, optimal glucose control. This is what we all need to do to live normal lives. Like i mentioned in a previous answer, we love life so much we kill ourselves. Rj. ...Read more

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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How can type one diabetes affect my kids?

How can type one diabetes affect my kids?

Diabetes: usually not inherited, but teach kids prevention, diet, exercise, no cigs, no alcohol...less stress...mental healthy activities; teach them to recognize warning symptoms to get you to ER !! ...Read more

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What causes people to get type one diabetes?

What causes people to get type one diabetes?

Auutoimmunity: Autoimmunity refers to one's own immune system making antibodies that target one's own proteins or tissues. T1d(type1 diabetes) occurs when antibodies lead to destruction of beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Researchers are working on exactly what leads to autoimmunity. It appears to be a combination of genetics and exposure to certain viruses or food/environmental proteins. ...Read more

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Do gmos have any effects on type one diabetes?

Do gmos have any effects on type one diabetes?

GMO: Gmo means genetically modified organism---- i presume. Gmo are very useful for production of insulin, clotting factors for hemophilia, human growth hormone for dwarfism. ...Read more

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What type of diet and activitys can make someone get type one diabetes?

What type of diet and activitys can make someone get type one diabetes?

Diet/ exercise issue: S, relate to risk of type 2 diabetes, not risk of developing type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you expect to live with poorly managed type one diabetes?

For what length of time can you expect to live with poorly managed type one diabetes?

Impossible to answer: The only sure thing is that poorly controlled type 1 diabetes will lead to a life of problems and early disability and/or death. This is not a disease that should be taken lightly. ...Read more

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Can diabetes make a person that angry that he can loose his control over his body and can beat some one ?

Can diabetes make a person that angry that he can loose his control over his body and can beat some one ?

Possibly: If their blood sugar is low they can be belligerent or act differently. The only way to know is to check their blood sugar. Remember those funny snicker commercials? ...Read more

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Why are children more likely to get type one diabetes the adults? --why aren't adults more likely to get type one?

Why are children more likely to get type one diabetes the adults? --why aren't adults more likely to get type one?

Type : Type 1 diabetes is a problem where your body doesn't make enough insulin. It's more commonly found in young people and the cause is uncertain although fortunately there is tremendous research going on to find out. The pancrease (pancrelipase) doesn't make adequate Insulin supplies for your body. Type 2 diabetes is usually found in older people and the problem is that your body isn't sensitive to the effects of Insulin so your blood sugar goes up even though you have a lot of Insulin in your body. The good news about type 2 is you get control of your disease. Lose weight, exercise, eat the right stuff ( dodge the "whites"- potatoes, sugar, flour, rice) and you can make tremendous strides in controlling it without a lot of medicines. The type 1 diabetes use very small doses of Insulin (compared to the type2s) and have very labile blood sugars- type 2s don't do that so much. Some medications for them overlap but in general the type 1s need Insulin and type 2s don't. ...Read more

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