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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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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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Is it good for a person with diabetes (type 2) to drink diet soda to keep hydrated?

Is it good for a person with diabetes (type 2) to drink diet soda to keep hydrated?

Not really: Diet sodas do not help with weight loss, and usually have a heavy load of phosphoric acid. The artificial sweeteners paradoxically increase the need for sweets elsewhere in the diet. You can have 1 or 2 12oz servings without much downside. More than that is excessive. The best hydrating agent is simply water. It is less expensive, healthier, and has no side effects. Water is a better than soda. ...Read more

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Is it good for a person with diabetes (type 2) to drink diet soda?

Is it good for a person with diabetes (type 2) to drink diet soda?

Better than regular: Diet soda is better than regular soda, especially for a diabetic patient. However, there are much healthier options than soda such as water! ...Read more

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Can sugar alone(from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days

Can sugar alone(from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days

Diabetes : Excess sugar can cause elevated sugars and if this is prolonged can put you at risk for diabetes. Drink sugar free instead. It's healthier and you won't gain wait because of excess calories. ...Read more

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What can I do if my dad has diabetes type 2 , he drinks a bottle of wine every night. He needs help?

What can I do if my dad has diabetes type 2 , he drinks a bottle of wine every night. He needs help?

Yes: Anybody who drinks a bottle of wine daily needs help, but it is especially true for a diabetic. Alcohol has many effects on blood sugars, mostly that increase sugars. The excess calories contribute to weight gain. The risk of liver and heart disease also increases significantly. He needs to stop drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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I have diabetes type 2 .. I just got hugh blood sugar levels its on 16,5 yesterday i had the same ...and i got back all the symtptoms when i first got diabetes type 2 drink alot and takin a leak alot... Like why has this out of nowhere got that high bloo

I have diabetes type 2 .. I just got hugh blood sugar levels its on 16,5 yesterday i had the same ...and i got back all the symtptoms when i first got diabetes type 2  drink alot and takin a leak alot... Like why has this out of nowhere got that high bloo

High blood sugar: There are many reasons why you might have high blood sugar, usually related to the therapy you are using to control your diabetes. You must see your primary doctor as soon as possible. If your blood sugar level is above 200 you really should go to the nearest Emergency facility right now! ...Read more

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Diabetes type 2 without medicines?

Diabetes type 2 without medicines?

More info: What's your hba1c? Metformin is a safe drug and should be the backbone of a type 2 diabetic's regimen. ...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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Could you possibly reverse diabetes type 2?

Could you possibly reverse diabetes type 2?

Yes: Yes you definitely can. The first step is accepting YOU are responsible for your health. Emerging mobile tools that integrate remote monitoring with gamification and diabetes prevention program content will help you stay on track. Three behaviors ( water, veggie and fruit intake, activity level) and 3 NUMBERS ( weight, blood pressure, blood sugar dictate your health. You can take control of them ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes, Type 2 (Definition)

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. ...Read more