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How can diabetes type 2 affect your feet?

How can diabetes type 2 affect your feet?

Feet: Absolutely. The circulation, nerve endings and skin surface and nails can all suffer if you don't take care of them. ...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 can type 2 diabetes affect your eyesight?

How can type 2 diabetes affect your eyesight?

A few ways: Diabetes, whether it is type 1 or 2, can affect vision several ways: fluctuating blood sugars can cause the vision to blur in and out over days or weeks; dry eyes can develop which cause minute-to-minute vision changes; cataracts can develop, causing decreased vision and difficulty with glare; and the retina can develop bleeding, scarring and detachments, all of which cause permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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How does type 2diabedes affect the respatory system?

How does type 2diabedes affect the respatory system?

It can: Diabetes mellitus - type 1 as well as 2 ,both can make you prone for infections of lungs which is otherwise called pneumonia, bronchitis when it affects the breathing tree . Also DM affects blood vessels overall anywhere in the body ,can involve small as well as big vessels -especially arteries ,so can involve the vessels of the lung also. ...Read more

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What affect does alcohol have on type 2 diabetes?

What affect does alcohol have on type 2 diabetes?

Moderate OK: It is ok to drink moderately if you have diabetes, but remember alcohol has calories and needs to be considered as part of your dietary intake. Also, alcohol without food can lead to low glucose later. Rarely, alcohol can interact with some medications. ...Read more

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How does diabetes affect the skin?

How does diabetes affect the skin?

In many ways: You do not only glycate your hemoglobin creating glycohemoglobin (the main one hba1-c) you also glycosilate your connective tissue hardening it and your skin looses its elasticy and also aquires a wax type appearance. Long term the small nerves that give your skin sensation of pain(danger signals) also get damaged and ulcers do to unrecognizad pressure come in and are very slow at healing. ...Read more

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What does type 2 diabetes do to the lungs?

What does type 2 diabetes do to the lungs?

Not Much: Type 2 Diabetes itself does not usually do much to the lungs by itself. However, type 2 DM is an immune deficient state & espec if uncon could make you more susceptible to lung infections. People with type 2 DM also tend to be overweight and & risk risk of sleep apnea. Very mild cases of cystic fibrosis have been found & could cause lung probs & diabetes. Last, cancer risk is inc in DM esp smokers ...Read more

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How does rickets affect the body?

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How does rickets affect the body?

Poor mineralization : Longstanding untreated rickets results in greenstick fracture, bowlegs, kyphosis (hunchback), short stature, and rarely infantile tetany. The muscles are poorly developed with low tone. ...Read more

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Can type 2 diabetes affect any other body parts?

Can type 2 diabetes affect any other body parts?

Almost all of them: Diabetes commonly affects the eyes and kidney first, causing visual defects and slow kidney damage which can become signficant over 10 years. Damage to nerves can lead to a painful condition in the legs called neuropathy which not only hurts but can lead to ulcers, infections and amputation. Erection problems are common in diabetes and heart attacks and strokes are more common and come younger. ...Read more

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How can type 2 diabetes distort/affect glucose regulation?

How can  type 2 diabetes distort/affect glucose regulation?

Varies: Type 2 diabetes -- it's increased by age, family history and (70-90%) obesity -- which causes Insulin resistance, necessitating higher Insulin product by your pancreas and eventually exhausts your pancreas' ability to make sufficient insulin. Symptoms are thirst, urination, weight loss, visual blurring, fatigue, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How exactly does asthma affect the body?

How exactly does asthma affect the body?

Effects...: Asthma consists of bronchospasm and inflammation of the airways. Typical signs and symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, etc. Asthma patients have exacerbations of disease and between episodes, many patients don't have any symptoms. There is no cure but there are effective treatments. ...Read more

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Does a kidney affect how the insulin is absorbed into the body?

Does a kidney affect how the insulin is absorbed into the body?

No: The kidneys are responsible for the breakdown of Insulin whether it is secreted normally by the pancreas or taking by injection in a person with diabetes. If the kidneys begin to fail the breakdown of Insulin is slowed. In this setting a person with diabetes may need to take less insulin. ...Read more

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How does cortisol affect the body in general?

How does cortisol affect the body in general?

Antiinflammatory : Cortisol is a very important anti-inflammatory hormone secreted by your adrenal cortex. It is natures prednisone. Too little cortisol can manifest as low blood sugar, inflammation, anorexia and other symptoms (this would be called and adrenal crisis) too much cortisol = muscle wasting, osteoporosis, weight gain, high blood sugar, and other symptoms. ...Read more

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How does diabetes mellitus affect the eyes?

How does diabetes mellitus affect the eyes?

GlaucomaCataractReti: Glaucoma Peope with DM have 40% more risk of getting Glaucoma.It occurs when pressure bulds in the eye.Pressure pinches the blood vessels that carry blood to retina and optic nerve.Vision loss due to damage to retina Cataracts People withDM have 60%more chance of developing Cataract and even at younger age Retinopathy There are proliferative and non proli retinopathy cause blindness if not treated ...Read more

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How will type 1 diabetes affect the health of my child?

How will type 1 diabetes affect the health of my child?

Significant effect: A child with type 1 diabetes lacks the ability to make Insulin on their own. Presenting symptoms include poor weight gain, constant hunger, frequent urination and potential dehydration among others. Untreated type 1 diabetes can result in death - fortunately early diagnosis and the institution of Insulin replacement can control the disease and children can have a full and productive life. ...Read more

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How does malaria affect the body?

How does malaria affect the body?

Malaria Symptoms: may include headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. ...Read more

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How does being obese cause type 2 diabetes in a child?

How does being obese cause type 2 diabetes in a child?

Insulin resistance: Obesity puts a strain on the pancreas so that it has to make more Insulin to compensate for the increased demand of obesity. Unfortunately, we're seeing type 2 dm in children even as young as 4 years-old. The pancreas simply poops out and can't keep up with the Insulin demands of the obese body. This is when type 2 dm develops. ...Read more

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How does eating the sheep's liver affect diabetes ?

How does eating the sheep's liver affect diabetes ?

No effect: Properly cooked liver meat is a healthy source of protein. It can be part of a balanced diet but has no specific impact on diabetes ...Read more

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How does certain type of fabric affect your skin health?

How does certain type of fabric affect your skin health?

It depends: Some fabrics can cause irritation of the skin (wool) or even allergic reactions (man-made fabrics). Dyes in fabrics can also cause problems in some people. If you think you are having a problem with something in particular i recommend you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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