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How do most people with diabetes die?

How do most people with diabetes die?

Cardiovascular dz: Two out of three diabetics will die from heart disease or stroke (cardiovascular disease). ...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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Why do most people with diabetes have serious issues?

Why do most people with diabetes have serious issues?

Chronic poor control: Because they fail to keep their blood sugar under 180 long term. Chronically/constantly elevated blood sugar poisons blood vessels and nerves EVERYWHERE! I have a patient with Type1 for 28yrs (he is now 50) great control, does regular excersize, eats smart(usually); and has no health issues. It is NOT easy, but is very possible!!! ...Read more

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How many die from diabetes in the U.S. each year?

How many die from diabetes in the U.S. each year?

234,051: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death. according to the American Diabetes association ...Read more

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How could a person die from diabetes?

How could a person die from diabetes?

Uncontrolled: If diabetes remains uncontrolled death can occur most commonly from cardiovascular disease of kidney failure. ...Read more

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Can you die earlier if you have diabetes?

Can you die earlier if you have diabetes?

Not necessarily: Diabetes requires lifestyle changes. If you can keep your blood sugar under control through a healthy diet, exercise and routine follow up with your physician, there is no reason why you shouldn't be able to remain healthy. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you managed diabetes well, you wouldn't die from it?

Depends: It depends on how well it is managed. I have seen people live into their 90's with proper management, and die in their 20's with improper management. Just remember that diet and exercise is something only you can control. Btw i went to port jefferson high school. (elvhs). ...Read more

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What are your thoughts? Could you die from not taking medicine when you have diabetes?

What are your thoughts? Could you die from not taking medicine when you have diabetes?

Everyone does, DM↑es: Everyone dies. The issue is how soon & especially with what quality of life in the meantime. Diabetic metabolism accelerates many diseases, yet many medications have a poor track record. Since dm is ?ed blood sugar, drastically ?ing intake of all sugar foods (i.e. Carbs=sugar, simple & complex) is 1st most important, this & exercising to keep body fat low & efficient 2nd, a few meds can help. ...Read more

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What makes people die from diabetes? Is there a cure yet? It killed 3 people in my family already.

Diabetes: Diabetes is a condition caused by uncontrolled blood sugar levels. In the majority of cases it is caused by the resistance of our body to process that blood sugar. It's main complication is cardiovascular disease which is the leading cause of death. No definite cure found yet for diabetes but definitely can be controlled with diet, exercise and medications if the first two failed to control it. ...Read more

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If you have diabetes can you die from too much sugar if so how much?

If you have diabetes can you die from too much sugar if so how much?

Is possible: Generally, diabetes is a chronic disease that requires lifelong medical control and lifestyle changes. More deaths come from poor long-term control than from bouts of high blood sugar. However, with a blood sugar of 600 or higher, the risk of diabetic coma due to dehydration increases. Diabetic ketoacidosis can begin with a blood sugar in the 200's and up, and is more common in type i diabetes. ...Read more