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Doctor insights on: Relation Between Gynoid Obesity And Diabetes Mellitus

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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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. What does this mean? Diabetes Mellitus 125 mg/dl

. What does this mean? Diabetes Mellitus  125 mg/dl

High sugar: 125mg/dl is most likely your serum glucose. This level is elevated and can be caused by diabetes. The level is not very high and could be caused by medication or other problems. The doc who ordered the test can help you sort it out ...Read more

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What causes diabetes mellitus type 1 to develop in children?

What causes diabetes mellitus type 1 to develop in children?

Autoimmunity: Autoimmune destruction of beta cells in the islets of pancreas abrogates the ability to produce insulin. This may be instigated by viral infection, however no specific agent has been identified. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between diabetes mellitus and diabetes?

What is the main difference between diabetes mellitus and diabetes?

Nothing: I'd say 95+% of the time we say "diabetes" we are speaking of diabetes mellitus, a condition characterized by elevated blood sugar and associated metabolic issues. There is a condition called diabetes insipidus, but it is relatively uncommon. ...Read more

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Why would a person with diabetes mellitus have a higher absorbance readings of their plasma?

Why would a person with diabetes mellitus have a higher absorbance readings of their plasma?

Question VeryUnclear: Absorbance of what? Dm=?ed blood sugar (complex & many hormones involved), thus drastically ? all sugar/cho intake. Most dm meds work poorly & complicate dm. Low sugar always due to medication complication, not dm per-se. ??sugar/cho (including fruits), high fat, moderate protein foods work best; victoza, (liraglutide) titrated up from very ?dose by pt, not md. Best med currently available. Study: taubes, attia. ...Read more

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How can diabetes mellitus be a risk factor for developing atheroma?

How can diabetes mellitus be a risk factor for developing atheroma?

Definitely: Particularly if your sugar is not well controlled, diabetes can increase cv risk by a factor of 4-7x normal. Another reason to keep your glucose (and BP and lipids) normal. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the connection of diabetes mellitus in keratoplasty?

Can you please discuss the connection of diabetes mellitus in keratoplasty?

↑ed Complications: Diabetes mellitus = elevated blood (& extracellular) glucose. Glucose permeates the cornea & binds water, the cornea becomes edematous, more prone to infection & poor healing. Keratoplasty is a surgical procedure promoted for a variety of purposes. For those with dm, because of the underlying corneal problems, this is an inherently higher risk of poor outcomes. ...Read more

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Is ingesting too much sugar directly responsible for diabetes mellitus type 2?

Is ingesting too much sugar directly responsible for diabetes mellitus type 2?

Indirectly: There is the failure of the pancrease (pancrelipase) to produce sufficient insulin, also involves the ability of the cell to "use" the insulin, the amount of gycogen converted to sugar by the liver, as well as the absorption of the sugar by digestive system. However, the more sugar you intake the more stress you place on these organs to do their work. Is the fire worse when you add gasoline ? ...Read more

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I am a diabetes mellitus type1.. And im insulin dependent.. But i'd stop taking insulin coz of the budget.. Is it ok to stop my insulin?

I am a diabetes mellitus type1.. And im insulin dependent.. But i'd stop taking insulin coz of the budget.. Is it ok to stop my insulin?

No. absolutely not: If you want to end up in the hospital, or possible die, then it would be ok to stop your insulin. If you are type i diabetic, you will be on Insulin for the rest of your life. It is not optional. ...Read more

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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