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Is There A Chance Of Getting A Diabetes If One Of My Parents Has One
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
Just tell him/her!: If you are worried you may be diabetic, all you need to do is tell your parent that. You should also tell them why you feel it's possible you are diabetic so they understand the reasoning behind your worry! ...Read more
It Depends on you!: Type ii diabetes mellitus is a disease process that runs very strong in families but the odds are not insurmountable to avoid this disease from happening. Modifiable risk factors such as a sedentary lifestyle, weight gain (especially in the abdomen) and i diet high in starches increases your risk of acquiring the disease exponentially. Maintaining an ideal body weight w/ diet & exercise is key. ...Read more
It is preventable: Individuals with a family history of type 2 diabetes are more prone to get it, but research shows that keeping body weight normal and exercising daily can prevent and even cure type 2 diabetes. For children avoid simple sugars like juices and sweets, encourage fruits, veggies, whole grain, lean protein and daily active play even dancing or jumping. Use myplate.Gov for good advice on nutrition. ...Read more
Hi doc, my parents and my elder sister have diabetes. i am the one left and I am 24 will I? coz I love eating chocolates
Food most powerful: of all medications. Type II DM typically develops over 3-4 decades & is most powerfully driven by all sugars/carbohydrates, less so by protein intake & near zero by fats of natural origin. Thus go HFLC+above gnd veggies, monitor HbA1c (optimal <5.0%), Optimize NMR lipoproteins, keep SBP <120 mmHg. Thus go HFLC, study my answers, Big Fat Lies, DietDoctor.com, Taubes, Attia, NUSI.org, Lustig, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My parents, sister, grandpas on both sides have/had type 2 diabetes. If I am a healthy weight, eat well & exercise, what are my chances of getting it?
Increased: Increased since you have a positive family history. They will also increase as you age, but the most important (70-90%) factor which you can prevent is continuing to stay lean by eating right and exercising. Good luck. ...Read more
Both of my parents have diabetes. The doctor said 1 of us (my sister) would likely get it too. Would we really inherit it, even if food is controlled?
Diabetes in partents, ill get it soon. Does excessive thirst mean that you crave it all the time or does it just mean that you drink a lot?
Get tested for DM: Diabetes mellitus is a condition defined by high blood sugars. When blood sugar levels routinely exceed 180 mg/dl, then the kidney loses sugar in the urine, which in turn draws out excessive fluid into the urine. This makes a person empty the bladder often, frequently producing sugary urine. Excessive urination then leads to dehydration, which leads to excessive thirst. These are signs of diabetes. ...Read more
Is it possible that a child could inherit his parents' diabetes even though the parents doesn't have diabetes yet when the child was born?
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