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Doctor insights on: Physical Connection Between Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes

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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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Please explain what type 2 diabetes is and what the link is between obesity and type 2 diabetes?

Please explain what type 2 diabetes is and what the link is between obesity and type 2 diabetes?

Type I, no insulin: In type i, the pancreas is simply not making enough insulin. Therefore you must provide it. In type ii, there is plenty of insulin. But, the obesity makes the Insulin receptors less effective. This is called peripheral resistance. ...Read more

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Why has childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in kids become so common over the past 10 years in the u.S?

Why has childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in kids become so common over the past 10 years in the u.S?

Poor food, sugar bev: There is a direct correlation with the increase in childhood obesity and sugary beverage consumption. The facts regarding this are astounding. In addition, children are victimized by advertising in their tv programming that predisposes them towards horrible foods (sugar cereals) that disguise themselves as healthy (i.e., whole grain etc). Portion sizes have grown while nutrition is depleted. ...Read more

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Why is it being obese leads to type 2 diabetes?

Why is it being obese leads to type 2 diabetes?

Lots of reasons: Our and others research has emphasized the development of Insulin resistance, caused by fat entering cells and making it difficult for muscle and liver to respond to the body's own insulin. This leads to increased blood glucose, partially compensated by increased pancreatic Insulin production. Eventually the pancreas cannot make enough Insulin and the glucose rises high enough to cause diabetes. ...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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How can I help prevent type 2 diabetes in an obese teen?

How can I help prevent type 2 diabetes in an obese teen?

Go Mobile!: aggressively change your family lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. We recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Designed by a 12 year old in my practice https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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I am trying to lose weight, due to type 2 diabetes. I am obese. I eat my main meal at 7pm. Does this have an effect eating this late?

I am trying to lose weight, due to type 2 diabetes. I am obese. I eat my main meal at 7pm. Does this have an effect eating this late?

Maybe: First of all, congratulations on your goal of losing weight. Even a little bit of weight loss can really help with type 2 diabetes. Meal timing is an interesting area that we don't have all the answers to. In general i tell my patients that meal timing is about 5% of the total equation; 95% of it has to do with total calories consumed and expended. You might try eating after exercise. ...Read more

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? Can hyperinsulinemia type 2 diabetes be reversed with diet exercise? Im suffering low blood sugar and obesity exercise but don't lose weigh.

? Can hyperinsulinemia type 2 diabetes be reversed with diet exercise?  Im suffering low blood sugar and obesity exercise but don't lose weigh.

Insulinoma: Hight Insulin level is related to possible mass or tumor named insulinoma , in the pancreas. If you have low blood sugar and gain weight, normally i check the Insulin fasting and podtprandial, plus others test like thyroid profile, Insulin like factor, glucagon, alcat test , others. Patients can reverse eating better + some holistic treat .But chek all first ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more