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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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


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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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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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