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Why do people with diabetes type 1 tend to be fat?

Why do people with diabetes type 1 tend to be fat?

Not true: Most type 1 diabetics are not obese. The underlying problem is that their pancreas cannot make enough insulin. Type 2 diabetics are typically obese. The obesity is associated with Insulin resistance. The pancreas is making insulin, but the Insulin does not work correctly. Ultimately, the pancreas starts to fail and can't make enough Insulin to compensate for the Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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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What does RSV do to people with diabetes (type 1)?

What does RSV do to people with diabetes (type 1)?

Nothing: RSV is the respiratory synctial virus, which is better known as the cause of the common cold. It can cause significant respiratory problems in infants. Plenty of type 1 diabetics have RSV every year with no particular problems. ...Read more

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In people with diabetes type 1 and mental illness, can the mental issues go away with treatment of diabetes?

In people with diabetes type 1 and mental illness, can the mental issues go away with treatment of diabetes?

No: Insulin is not an effective treatment for depression, anxiety, ADHD or other psychiatric conditions. However, treating one's diabetes will make them feel physically and psychologically better ...Read more

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How do people get diabetes type 1?

How do people get diabetes type 1?

Mostly unknown: The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. In most people with type 1 diabetes, the body's own immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria and viruses — mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing (islet) cells in the pancreas. Genetics may play a role in this process, and exposure to certain viruses may trigger the disease. ...Read more

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How is it possible that people give themselves diabetes type 1?

How is it possible that people give themselves diabetes type 1?

They don't.: The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. In most people with type 1 diabetes, the body's own immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria and viruses — mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing (islet) cells in the pancreas. Genetics may play a role in this process, and exposure to certain viruses may trigger the disease. ...Read more

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I was new in diabetea disease.. Is there some one explain to me what is diabetes type 1 and type 2? Thank you...

I was new in diabetea disease.. Is there some one explain to me what is diabetes type 1 and type 2? Thank you...

Type 1 vs type 2: To use an analogy, Insulin is like a taxicab that takes sugar from the blood and delivers it into cells where it can be used or stored.Without insulin, the sugar can do nothing but build up in the blood, making it thick and spilling into the urine. In type 1, you no longer make insulin, so you must give it all by shot.In type 2 you make some, but not enough for your size.Extra is often given. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of diabetes type 1?

What are symptoms of diabetes type 1?

Common signs: Normally you will see increased thirst and hunger accompanied by increased frequency of urination. ...Read more

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Whats diabetes type 1 and 2 difference?

Insulin production: Type 1 dm is common in childhood & generally occurs after an infection kills off the Insulin production in the body. Insulin injections or pumps are the basic rx. Type 2 generally applies to adults who make Insulin but their body shows resistance to its effects & they need meds to help their existing Insulin work better or Insulin supplements. ...Read more

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Difference diabetes type 1 and 2 causes?

Difference diabetes type 1 and 2 causes?

Genes: Type 1 diabetes is typically genetic although environmental factors may trigger the disease. Type 2 diabetes has a genetic predisposition, but can be brought on by non-genetic causes such as chronically poor diet and inactivity. ...Read more

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Diabetes, Type 1 (Definition)

Diabetes type 1, or juvenile onset diabetes, is when the body's immune system attacks the cells of the pancreas that make insulin. This impacts the body's ability to process sugar. Type 1 diabetics require insulin injections. ...Read more