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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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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

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I'm experiencing dry orgasms due to my type two diabetes. If I get my blood surgars under control will I have regular ejectlations again?

I'm experiencing dry orgasms due to my type two diabetes. If I get my blood surgars under control will I have regular ejectlations again?

How do you know?: How do you know that the dry orgasms are due to T2 diabetes & not some other cause? Were you evaluated by a physician? If so, that physician should address your concerns. If you haven't been evaluated, use HealthTap Prime or TTYD. Getting blood sugar under control is a necessary 1st step, but may not be sufficient to reverse long-term effects of T2 diabetes right away. It has to be sustained x yrs ...Read more

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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?

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?

At risk: Given your history you are at risk for diabetes. Keeping your weight at a healthy level and exercising regularly with a healthy diet can delay and help prevent you from developing diabetes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What causes people to get type one diabetes?

What causes people to get type one diabetes?

Auutoimmunity: Autoimmunity refers to one's own immune system making antibodies that target one's own proteins or tissues. T1d(type1 diabetes) occurs when antibodies lead to destruction of beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Researchers are working on exactly what leads to autoimmunity. It appears to be a combination of genetics and exposure to certain viruses or food/environmental proteins. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a high possibility of type two diabetes?

How do I know if I have a high possibility of type two diabetes?

See below: 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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What type of diet and activitys can make someone get type one diabetes?

What type of diet and activitys can make someone get type one diabetes?

Diet/ exercise issue: S, relate to risk of type 2 diabetes, not risk of developing type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a good book to get information to control type II diabetes?

I'm looking for a good book to get information to control type II diabetes?

Search Online First: For decades, theories promoted by medical & "health" writers + dietitians have promoted diabetes & obesity, so be careful, lots of conflicting info. Study: ancel keys, big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, big fat fiasco. Beyond these last 2, study: dietdoctor, the food revolution, lc/hf, lustig, fatchance.Htm, taubes, attia, nusi.Org, mary enig, eric westman, ralph defronzo. ...Read more

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Why are children more likely to get type one diabetes the adults? --why aren't adults more likely to get type one?

Why are children more likely to get type one diabetes the adults? --why aren't adults more likely to get type one?

Type : Type 1 diabetes is a problem where your body doesn't make enough insulin. It's more commonly found in young people and the cause is uncertain although fortunately there is tremendous research going on to find out. The pancrease (pancrelipase) doesn't make adequate Insulin supplies for your body. Type 2 diabetes is usually found in older people and the problem is that your body isn't sensitive to the effects of Insulin so your blood sugar goes up even though you have a lot of Insulin in your body. The good news about type 2 is you get control of your disease. Lose weight, exercise, eat the right stuff ( dodge the "whites"- potatoes, sugar, flour, rice) and you can make tremendous strides in controlling it without a lot of medicines. The type 1 diabetes use very small doses of Insulin (compared to the type2s) and have very labile blood sugars- type 2s don't do that so much. Some medications for them overlap but in general the type 1s need Insulin and type 2s don't. ...Read more

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Which experimental treatments for type two diabetes?

Which experimental treatments for type two diabetes?

GeneControlIsletCell: For type ii, better understanding complex genetic controls is the main focus. There has been some progress using agents which change the response of ppar, esp ?/? & ?, receptors, complex metabolic controls present in most tissues. For type i, ongoing work to grow islet cells in tissue culture, encapsulate them so as to be able to inject them into the abdominal cavity, has had some limited success. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pre diabetes. Should i treat it as if I have type two diabetes?

I was diagnosed with pre diabetes.  Should i treat it as if I have type two diabetes?

Heart protection too: Dr. Fisher is correct. In addition, pre-diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease and you should pay attention to reducing other heart disease risk factors. Lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides, etc) and blood pressure should be checked. Presumably you don't smoke. ...Read more

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Why did I get type 2 diabetes?

Not sure: Diabetes tends to run in families, so ifanyone in your family had diabetes, that's probably why you have it. It is also more common in people who are obese (bmi over 30) and people over the age of 50. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for type two diabetes?

There are several: Type ii diabetes can be treated with pills, Insulin injections, and other injections that stimulate release of insulin. This is a link that you should find helpful: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/diabetes-treatment/da00089. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to slowly get type 1 diabetes?

It can happen: There is a version of type 1 diabetes with antibody positivity and a gradual decline in ability to produce insulin, resulting in classic type 1 diabetes, but not developing suddenly. See your doctor and get your gad and anti-islet ab's checked. ...Read more

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What is standard treatment for type two diabetes?

Customized: It really depends on the severity of diabetes and other factors like presence/absence of liver or kidney disease. First medication is often either a sulfonylurea or metformin. Here is a link you ay find helpful: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/diabetes-treatment/da00089. ...Read more

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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

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How do people get type 1 diabetes?

How do people get type 1 diabetes?

See below: 1. Typical type 1- is a genetic disease where beta-cells-lose of Insulin production is triggered by unknown factors in environment-? Virus, environmental toxins. ...Read more

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