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Differentiate type1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes?

Differentiate type1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes: 37 M asks: Differentiate type 1 and type2 diabetes. But does not ask how much detail. ANS: I would google this for detailed answer. In brief: 2 is inherited, 1 is not. 1 develops suddenly, 2 does not. 2 associated with obesity 1 usually not. 1 requires insulin. no insulin u die. , 2 does not till advanced. 1 shortens life much more than 2. 1 much more likely to go blind and end up on dialysis. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...Read more


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What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

DM2: Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus means the blood sugar numbers are regularly too high, which could lead to diabetic complications to the heart, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels and nerves. Type 2 DM is the more common, adult-onset, hereditary form of diabetes. ...Read more

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Is type 2 diabetes genetic?

Is type 2 diabetes genetic?

Partially: It has a strong genetic component but is also strongly tied to lifestyle habits. If you have close relatives with type 2 diabetes you have a better chance of developing it. You can also develop it with poor diet, lack of exercise and obesity. Use caution with carbs and fats. These types of foods trigger Insulin in our bodies and lead to Insulin resistance and eventual diabetes. ...Read more

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Is gestational diabetes a form of type 2 or type 1 diabetes?

Is gestational diabetes a form of type 2 or type 1 diabetes?

Neither: It is really a separate type, one that occurs in pregnancy. It is more like type2, but treated more like type1. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 2 (diabetes type 2)?

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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 2 (diabetes type 2)?

Acquried diabetes: Diabetes type 2 is the most common form of diabetes, resistance to insulin, closely linked to obesity and has become increasingly common in recent decades as more people become obese. ...Read more

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How is gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed?

How is gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed?

High blood sugar: Pregnancy can make a woman's body resistant to Insulin (similar to type 2 diabetes). If she was not diabetic before being pregnant and meets one of several sets of criteria for diabetes after becoming pregnant, then she may have gestational diabetes. This gives her an increased risk of developing diabetes after delivering the baby. Usually found during routine glucose tolerance testing. Thanks! ...Read more

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How come patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 are insulin resistant?

How come patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 are insulin resistant?

Insulin resistance: In patients with type 2 dm , Insulin resistance is one of the factors in addition to decreasing Insulin production. There are what are called Insulin receptors in the cells that Insulin attaches itself for its action. These receptors are down regulated or less in number. Sometimes, increasing the dose of Insulin may not work always because of this reason. ...Read more

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Insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes vs type 1?

Insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes vs type 1?

Insulin: Both can be treated with insulin. In general, type 2 requires more Insulin than type 1 (due to Insulin resistance). ...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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Can type 2 diabetes turn into type 1 diabetes?

Can type 2 diabetes turn into type 1 diabetes?

No: Type 2 diabetes is an Insulin resistant form of diabetes. Many but not all persons with type 2 end up on Insulin over time because their bodies lose the ability to make enough Insulin to meet their needs. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. It is therefore an Insulin deficient form and always requires Insulin therapy. ...Read more

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Difference of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in obesity?

Difference of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in obesity?

Bad for both: Obesity can adversely affect diabetes control for both type 1 and type 2. In general, type 2 patients are more obese because of Insulin resistance. For both group, exercise/diet control remains key in controlling diabetes. ...Read more

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Is diabetes type II diabetes curable?

Is diabetes type II diabetes curable?

Yes and No.: Diabetes is genetic. We can treat the disease and then management will take care of the rest. Proper diet, exercise, management of stress all play a role. The younger you are and healthier you keep your ideal weight for age and height, the better chances you have to become "diet" regulated versus "medicine" regulated. Talk with your primary doc or meet with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed?

How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed?

Many options: Symptoms such as excessive thirst and hunger, excessive urination, fatigue can point you to the possibility of diabetes.To diagnose you have 4 ways:1)fasting bs>/=126, 2)oral glucose tolerance test (drinking a high carbohydrate drink)2 hr after the drink with bs>/=200 mmol/dl 3)hba1c>6.5% or 4) random bs>200 mmol/dl with the symptoms described above.You need 2 positive tests to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Difference in type 1 and type 2 diabetes signs?

Difference in type 1 and type 2 diabetes signs?

Not much: There isn't much difference in the signs of diabetes type 1 versus type 2. Type 1 disease, however, can often present with more severe, and more sudden signs. ...Read more

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Does a full blood count detect diabetes type 2 or diabetes type 1? Is type 2 an autoimmune disease?

No: But a fasting blood glucose or Hgb a1c test would show diabetes. It does not distinguish between the two types of diabetes however. Type 1 is often considered an autoimmune disorder but type 2 more a lifestyle issue- too much fat not enough exercise. Type 1 usually requires insulin and type 2 only on occasions (may reverse to normal with weight loss). ...Read more

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Is type 2 diabetes the same as prediabetes?

Is type 2 diabetes the same as prediabetes?

Not quite: Prediabetes means u have high blood sugar, but not yet high enough to be called type ii diabetes. U r headed in that direction though. Eliminate grains and sugar from diet. If on a medication like metformin, be sure to let your doc know about diet changes asap. If on a station drug like lipitor, (atorvastatin) these increase risk for diabetes. Diet is biggest factor. Eat low carb. Avoid soda. ...Read more

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What is type 2 diabetes?

What is type 2 diabetes?

Insulin resistance: This is the type of diabetes where your body is resistant to the hormone Insulin and therefore your body can't process carbohydrates properly. ...Read more

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Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more