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How do you get diabetes?

How do you get diabetes?

Genes and food: For the majority of diabetics (those with type 2), it's a combination of genetic predisposition and being overweight. It can also sometimes be causes by medications like steroids and some psych drugs, pancreatic surgery or pancreatitis. It's not entirely clear why people get type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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


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How do you get diabetes?

How do you get diabetes?

Genetic propensity: Combined with obesity (which means you need more Insulin to get sugar into cells) 'stressing' beta-cells that produce insulin. If one's beta cells can't keep up with the increased Insulin demand, sugar doesn't get into cells, blood sugar rises, = diabetes. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have type II diabetes?

How to tell if you have type II diabetes?

Yes, : If fasting for >8 hours fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting -126 and higher and 2 hours after eating- 200 and greater is diabetes can get home blood glucose testing equipment over the counter in pharmacies. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have type II diabetes?

How do you know if you have type II diabetes?

Blood test: Blood test will identify whether your sugars are high enough to be called a diabetic. ...Read more

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How do people get diabetes type 1?

How do people get diabetes type 1?

Mostly unknown: The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. In most people with type 1 diabetes, the body's own immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria and viruses — mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing (islet) cells in the pancreas. Genetics may play a role in this process, and exposure to certain viruses may trigger the disease. ...Read more

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How to know if I have diabetes of hypoglycemia?

How to know if I have diabetes of hypoglycemia?

Symptoms: Not sure what 'diabetes of hypoglycemia' is but symptoms of low blood sugar can include sweats, dizziness, lightheadedness, sensation of blacking out, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to know how to take care of type 1 diabetes, when do you check?

What to do if i want to know how to take care of type 1 diabetes, when do you check?

HbA1c C-Peptide etc.: Diabetes mellitus is poor blood glucose control high, never low (except resulting from bad tx), thus study, check c-peptide & closely monitor blood glucose (momentary & average: optimal hba1c 5.0%), eliminate all carbs (absorbed as sugar), use Insulin + amylin (symlin) combined with food choices, quantities, timing & exercise to achieve as excellent glucose control, 65-140 mg/dl max, as possible. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have type 1 diabetes?

How do you know if you have type 1 diabetes?

See your doctor: You need a blood test to get a diagnosis. Sometimes diabetics can experiece, blurred vision, numbness or tingling, feeling hungryor thirsty all the time, frequent urination, or frequent infections (ear or yeast for example). ...Read more

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How to know if you got diabetes?

How to know if you got diabetes?

Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early and can check sugars at home with home glucose monitors, before person get these symptoms, to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes. fasting =/>100= pre-diabetes or diabetes; 2 hours after eating >140 = pre-diabetes or diabetes; ...Read more

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How do you get diagnosed with diabetes? What test?

How do you get diagnosed with diabetes? What test?

Blood sugar: Typically a blood sugar test is done, and two abnormal tests confirm the diagnosis. In adults for type 2 diabetes common tests are: hgba1c of 6.5% or greater; a fasting plasma glucose of > 125; a random glucose of 200 mg/dl or greater; or a 2-hour post-load glucose after 75 g oral glucose of 200 mg/dl or greater. ...Read more

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How can you get pregnant with pcos and diabetes type 2?

How can you get pregnant with pcos and diabetes type 2?

PCOS DM2: Three things. First, see your OB for management of pcos. Second, keep tight control of your diabetes. Third, you didn't mention your weight but obesity is common in women with pcos & dm so a healthy diet and exercise are also important to prevent obesity. Losing weight will help with the dm as well. You can also see a reproductive endocrinologist for help too. ...Read more

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How can I prevent type two diabetes?

How can I prevent type two diabetes?

Healthy lifestyle: Maintain a good weight, keep up the physical activity. Do not neglect strength training to increase/maintain body muscle mass. T2dm is strongly genetic, so sometimes the best of lifestyle measures cannot prevent it, but they will still make it easier to treat. ...Read more

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How do you know your a diabetic?

How do you know your a diabetic?

Get tested: Excessive thirst, excessive urination, unintentional weight loss, and low energy are signs of diabetes. However, early diabetes is frequently asymptomatic. With symptoms and/or risk factors, the only way to know for sure is through a blood test. ...Read more

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How can I take care of myself if I have gestational diabetes?

How can I take care of myself if I have gestational diabetes?

Multiple specialist : My advice see an ophthalmologist, endocrinologist, an obstetrician who deals with high risk pregnancy, diabetes education team, nutritionist, a pediatrician who is familiar with diabetes mothers, and the most important a primary care doctor who coordinates all these specialists and help you make decisions. This pcp can be your family doctor or your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Can you catch type I diabetes?

Can you catch type I diabetes?

Not contagious: Type i diabetes (dm) is not a contagious disease. There are genetic predispositions to acquiring dm, but even so, there are poorly understood environmental trigger(s) which need to be present to activate the immune system against insulin-making cells in such patients. As an example, if an identical twin develops dm, the other twin only has a 40% chance of also getting it. ...Read more

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How do people get diabetes?

How do people get diabetes?

It depends on type: Type 1 diabetes occurs when a person’s immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells in their pancreas. It usually occurs earlier in life. Type 2 diabetes is associated with obesity, physical inactivity, and genetics and may occur at any time in life, although more often in adulthood. There’s also gestational diabetes, which happens in pregnancy and may predict type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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How can you get type 1 diabetes?

How can you get type 1 diabetes?

Nobody knows: Type 1 dm is an autoimmune disease occurring when an environmental trigger(s) sets off genes in the body to make antibodies against insulin-producing cells. Even with the genetic predisposition, there is only a 40% chance of getting diabetes. If an identical twin has type 1 diabetes, the other won't necessarily get it. ...Read more