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Is type 2 diabetes reversible with mild symptoms?

Is type 2 diabetes reversible with mild symptoms?

Yes: Type 2 diabetes is strongly related to lifestyle. Ob esity is the number one cause of diabetes. People with type 2 who get on a reduced calorie, low carbohydrate diet, lose weight and excercise regularly can often reverse their diabetes. ...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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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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Is being overweight always a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

Is being overweight always a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

No: All type 2 diabetics are not overweight, although increased weight is a risk factor for developing diabetes. ...Read more

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Can being overweight always a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

Can being overweight always a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

No: But the overwhelming majority of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight. A very few are normal weight or even underweight. That's because type 2 diabetes is generally a disease of Insulin resistance, at least early in it's development. ...Read more

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Can wanting to eat a lot of sugar a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

No: Lots of people crave for sugar. Excessive thirst is a sign of diabetes although can be from several other conditions. ...Read more

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What are symptom differences between type 2 diabetes and luekemia?

What are symptom differences between type 2 diabetes and luekemia?

A few differences: While both disease can cause fatigue, weight loss, frequent infection, people with leukemia are more likely to have fever, night sweat, easy bruising or bleeding, swollen lymph nodes... People with diabetes are more likely to have frequent thirst, frequent urination... Sometimes, both won't have any symptoms and is found on routine blood tests. ...Read more

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Why didn't I have symptoms of type 2 diabetes?

Why didn't I have symptoms of type 2 diabetes?

See discussion: Diabetes, like other cardiovascular diseases/risks, can sometimes be "silent" until significant damage has occurred. This is why seeing a physician regularly, along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, is an important part of good, proactive care. We often discover issues that will later become big problems, but with early identification & action, prevent the big problem from ever occurring. ...Read more

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