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What Does Autoimmune Mean With Diabetes
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
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Is it normal for people with diabetes to have other autoimmune disorders such as lupus and thyroid problems?
Does a full blood count detect diabetes type 2 or diabetes type 1? Is type 2 an autoimmune disease?
No: But a fasting blood glucose or Hgb a1c test would show diabetes. It does not distinguish between the two types of diabetes however. Type 1 is often considered an autoimmune disorder but type 2 more a lifestyle issue- too much fat not enough exercise. Type 1 usually requires insulin and type 2 only on occasions (may reverse to normal with weight loss). ...Read more
When patient has autoimmune flares that cause weeks of glucose intolerance and diabetes-type symptoms that resolve, would it be useful to test for antibodies to gad, insulin or islet cells?
Possibly: Autoimmune diseases tend to occur together, so checking for antibodies for type 1 dm can be helpful to assess for that diagnosis. Glucose tolerance should not fluctuate with a flare in gad/insulin/islet abs. It it more likely to be from treatment of the autoimmune flare (steroids) or stress from the flare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have subclinical hypothyroidism, vitiligo and dermatitis. Am I at a higher risk of more autoimmune diseases like diabetes, MS etc?
Besides head injury, pregancy, surgery,or pituitary tumor, what can cause one to have transient central diabetes insipidus? autoimmune?
Hard to say: Hi. I'd like to see the evidence for transient DI. Most autoimmune DI (for which there is no clinical lab test...yet) is not transient as far as we know, although that would be high on the list of suspects for a transient DI, in my opinion, having excluded the other causes you mention. Consider yourself fortunate if it's transient! Happy 2015! ...Read more
How long does it take for a autoimmune dis to progress achy elbow knee finger ankle neg lupus tes +ana 1:320 elev ast &alt& gluc no diabetes prot urin?
No telling: There is no way to forecast the progress. Each person takes a different path. ...Read more
I have auto immune diabetes. Does this make it more likely i will get other auto immune diseases?
I'm healthy & fit, have Graves D. Sugar levels above normal & may be pre-diabetic. Can adults get type 1 auto-immune diabetes? If so, how quickly? Thx
Yes...: Type 1 dm is now well estab to occur in adults & is an autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic beta(insulin producing )cells. It is more common in people with other autoimmune dz's. But type 2 DM is still more common in adults, even with other autoimmune dz's & Grave's can ??sugars. Can ??for antibodies. Prog in adults gen slower than child. Can take yrs. May always make some insulin.ca ...Read more
No: Hi. Genetics play a very strong role in type 2 diabetes and generally much less of a role in type 1. We don't know what type your dad is. Having said that, type 2 has a HUGE lifestyle component...live healthily, eat healthily, exercise regularly, maintain ideal body weight, and your type 2 risk goes way down even with strong family history. If you suspect diabetes, get tested. Good luck! ...Read more
Urine Ketones: Yes and no. Ketones end up in urine as a result of a person using fat as an energy source. This can happen during dieting, during fasting, anytime carbohydrate intake is limited. Diabetes results from Insulin being absent or ineffective. Insulin makes it possible for sugars to enter cells and become energy. If Insulin is absent or doesn't work that is like fasting. So, yes or no. ...Read more
Depends: If this was after meals, then it's normal. If fasting, then it's in the diabetes range. Normal bs is <100 fasting, <140 2 hrs after meals. You need a real blood test to diagnose diabetes. The glucometer is not accurate enough so it's used for monitoring only. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetes - high: Diabetes is high blood sugar, not low. If someone's blood sugar drops, they can have symptoms such as shakiness, sweating, feeling lightheaded, having poor concentration. This could occur from taking diabetes medication, but it doesn't mean the person has diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only if you are: Genetically pre-disposed ie: have family history.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: This could be many things. You might have got the dates wrong, in which case the baby is further along than you think. Subsequent children in a pregnancy tend to be bigger than the child before it. If you do not have gestational diabetes this is probably not something to worry about. ...Read more
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