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How Do You Get Type Two Diabetes
My father and uncles have type two diabetes. They got it in their 40s when they got fat. Will i get it? How should I prevent it? Is fat the cause?
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
Is diabetes genetic? I think i may be diabetic, my mom just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I have two symptoms of it. Should i get tested?
Type II diabetes: There is a strong heritable component of diabetes, especially type ii. I don't know what symptoms you are currently experiencing, but the classic ones are polyuria, polydipsia, nocturia, and polyphagia. If you have symptoms, you should be screened with a hemoglobin a1c blood test or fasting plasma glucose test; especially if you are obese, or have additional risk factors besides family history. ...Read more
Insulin resistance: A big part of the problem is resistance to insulin's normal actions develops. Insulin resistance is affected by body composition, diet, activity. With sedentary lifestyle, more body fat, higher weight/obesity comes more resistance to Insulin and higher blood sugars. Eating healthy, exercising, losing weight, building muscle can all prevent or delay type 2 diabetes from developing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : Type i diabetes results from antibodies that destroy the cells that produce insulin; in type ii, these cells are still functioning, but the body does not respond normally to the Insulin they produce. Thus one could not have true type i and type ii diabetes at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different cause: In type 1 you quit making Insulin and always need an external source. In type 2 you make it but not in effective quantity for your size or situation. Type 1 can kill within a month if unrecognized and untreated. Type 2 can go unnoticed for years with minimal symptoms.Some of the symptoms of both types will overlap in long term disease. ...Read more
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