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Doctor insights on: Life Expectancy Type 2 Diabetes Child

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Are there any toxic exposures linked to child onset type 2 diabetes?

Are there any toxic exposures linked to child onset type 2 diabetes?

MEGACARBS!: Well, am not sure of any 'environmental toxins' causing type 2 diabetes except drugs or chemicals known to be toxic to pancreas including the beta cells. I guess anything in excess is toxic to our body, so carbs in excess can stress the endocrine pancreas! and that is the most common cause for prediabetes/type 2 diabetes in young ones. ...Read more

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If a child is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at a young age, will this decrease his lifespan?

Possibly: Patients with type 2 diabetes are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, and vision loss, among other things. It's essential that all patients with diabetes take their medication as directed, eat a healthy diet, and get exercise. Taking good care of diabetes will help the body stay healthier longer. ...Read more

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My husband has type 2 diabetes can he bear a child?

My husband has type 2 diabetes can he bear a child?

Yes and no: Men don't normally give birth to children (ha ha), but seriously, having type 2 diabetes should not reduce fertility from a male standpoint. Sometimes men with vascular disease can have e.D., but that is treatable otherwise. ...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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If you reduce a child's obesity, will their type 2 diabetes get better?

If you reduce a child's obesity, will their type 2 diabetes get better?

Absolutely : Worked for adults for decades and will do the same for teens. On some instances, if diabetes was discovered late in the child, weight loss may not be sufficient so time is of the essence if impaired glucose is captured. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chances of a type 2 diabetes male conceiving a child?

Doctors, what are the chances of a type 2 diabetes male conceiving a child?

Conceiving: Excellent! Most people with DM type 2 can conceive at a rate similar to those without. ...Read more

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My husband has type 2 diabetes if i get pregnant will my child be born with diabetes?

My husband has type 2 diabetes if i get pregnant will my child be born with diabetes?

DM2: If there is family history of type 2 diabetes, it may be difficult to figure out whether your diabetes is due to lifestyle factors or genetic susceptibility. Most likely it is due to both. However studies show that it is possible to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes by exercising and losing weight. Check http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/genetics-of-diabetes.html ...Read more

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I'm 38, have type 2 diabetes, and I want to have a baby. What kind of planning do I do?

I'm 38, have type 2 diabetes, and I want to have a baby.  What kind of planning do I do?

Good glucose control: Optimize your blood sugar control. You want your hga1c to be <6 to decrease your risk of birth defects. Also exercise, healthy diet, and weight loss witll help optimize outcomes. Start taking prenatal vitamins. Good idea to see an ob/gyn for preconception counseling. ...Read more

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My husband has type 2 diabetes. Yesterday he went on a two mile hike. His night time blood sugar we're high and still elevated this morning. Why?

My husband has type 2 diabetes. Yesterday he went on a two mile hike. His night time blood sugar we're high and still elevated this morning. Why?

Stress: Sometimes when diabetic patients undergo stress (prolonged exercise for example) stress hormones (cortisol and adrenalin) can increase glucose. However it is still important for him to follow up with his doctor because it does not appear that the exercise he did was particularly stressful. In general patients with type 2 diabetes experience hypoglycemia (low sugar) in response to exercise. ...Read more

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For type 2 diabetes, if someone has to choose between whole grain sorghum flour and whole grain wheat flour, which one of the two would b better?

For type 2 diabetes, if someone has to choose between whole grain sorghum flour and whole grain wheat flour, which one of the two would b better?

Sorghum: It digests slower, slowing the rise of serum glucose, therefore allowing for better control of diabetes. While this benefit is small, sorghum also has the bonus of being gluten-free, and it grows well in drought conditions. ...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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Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two days ago. at er blood sugar was 325. they started insulin and discharged. sugar now 470 but been taking meds?

Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two days ago. at er blood sugar was 325. they started insulin and discharged. sugar now 470 but been taking meds?

Too high: Yu certainly have DM that is not controlled at this time. Over 400 is too high and if persists, you will need to go to the emergency room. Call your Dr. ASAP and get in for an evaluation and adjustment of medication, dietary counseling, and advice on Therapeutic lifestyle changes. Basically, you need to establish care with a Doctor who will provide you with continuity of care and DM management. ...Read more

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I really need to be educated on type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar is either too low or high. When should I take.my metformin. 166 two hr after eating.

I really need to be educated on type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar is either too low or high. When should I take.my metformin.  166 two hr after eating.

Lose the weight: The first part of treating diabetes is to lose weight. i know how difficult that can be but I'm just saying. Your medicine, metformin, is taken two times a day with food. The most important test which is done by the doctor is called hemoglobin A 1 C and its value should be from 6.7-7.5% It can be lower with great control but its the most important. ...Read more

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What is maximum life expectancy on HAART meds. I have been Duovir N for over seven years now. Also on insulin for type 2 diabetes for about 3 years.

What is maximum life expectancy on HAART meds. I have been Duovir N for over seven years now. Also on insulin for type 2 diabetes for about 3 years.

See below: People with HIV may enjoy life spans close to normal if they are on antiretroviral therapy, maintain low viral loads and CD4 counts above 350, are not coinfected with viral hepatitis, and are not injection drug users. If you meet the above criteria your life expectancy is at least 70 years and likely quite higher. see:http:///bit.ly/1GqNpY8 and http://bit.ly/1Mfm7wb ...Read more

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I am 55 have severe dilated cardiomyopathy, stage 2 emphysema and type 2 diabetes. Trying to get a clearer of life expectancy.?

I am 55 have severe dilated cardiomyopathy, stage 2 emphysema and type 2 diabetes. Trying to get a clearer of life expectancy.?

Life expectancy ...: In you most related to your heart disease as a diabetes specialist, the diabetes would not significantly reduce life expectancy more than you cardiomyopathy, as long as sugars reasonably well controlled. ...Read more

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Can someone with type 2 diabetes live a normal life span and be resonably healthy?

Can someone with type 2 diabetes live a normal life span and be resonably healthy?

If: You diet, exercise, lose weight, control risk factors, normalize glucose, get educated and good medical advice, take the proper medication, prevent complications == you can lead a totally normal life. ...Read more

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According to my 23andme I have elevated risk for type 2 diabetes. However, based on style of life's questionnaires, my risk is very low. What to do?

Keep watching: Even with the best lifestyle choices, sometimes genetics still determine things like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. However, with good choices (excercise, avoiding obesity, healthy eating, not smoking, etc) these can often be delayed, prevented, or at least treated more easily. Have your labs and BP checked regularly, but keep making good choices! ...Read more

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