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What happens with type 2 diabetes?

What happens with type 2 diabetes?

Insulin resistance: Type 2 diabetes starts with your body becoming resistant to its own Insulin thereby increasing blood sugars (and causing a host of problems too many to list ) after resistance, your body becomes deficient in Insulin and blood sugars go up even more and damage gets compounded. This is an oversimplification but that's the basic idea. ...Read more

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What affect does alcohol have on type 2 diabetes?

What affect does alcohol have on type 2 diabetes?

Moderate OK: It is ok to drink moderately if you have diabetes, but remember alcohol has calories and needs to be considered as part of your dietary intake. Also, alcohol without food can lead to low glucose later. Rarely, alcohol can interact with some medications. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your blood type is o positive?

What does it mean when your blood type is o positive?

Blood donor: Your red blood cells can be transfused into almost any other person who is rh positive. It has no implications for your health. ...Read more

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What is the significance when a patient with diabetes mellitus does not have glucosuria?

What is the significance when a patient with diabetes mellitus does not have glucosuria?

Kidney capacity: Glucose in the urine occurs when the blood glucose is high and crosses the threshold of kidney capacity to absorb glucose, then glucose leaks in theurine.Normal kidney threshold is about 180 mg/dl. If you have diabetes and there is no glucose in the urine, it suggest that blood glucose is probably less than 180 mg /dl.Again the kidney theshold varies depending on its function. ...Read more

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Newly diagnosed diabetes type 1 though test was borderline. What does this mean?

Newly diagnosed diabetes type 1 though test was borderline. What does this mean?

Maybe early dx?: If you have type 1 diabetes, you may be describing mild elevation in hba1c. That would mean that the disease was caught early. I am not sure what else you may be referring to as borderline. ...Read more

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What exactly is type 2 diabetes?

What exactly is type 2 diabetes?

Insulin resistance: Type 2 diabetes is when your body stpos responding to Insulin properly. Insulin is what gives the signal for your cells to take up glucose(sugar) for energy, if the key (insulin) does not fit the lock (in the membrane of the cell). Then glucose is not burned and accumulates in your blood to be spilled by the kidneys. ...Read more

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How does someone know if he has type 1 or type 2 diabetes?

How does someone know if he has type 1 or type 2 diabetes?

Insulin level.: In type 1 diabetes the Insulin level is low or unmeasurable. In type 2 diabetes the Insulin level may be elevated but not absent. ...Read more

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Does really high glucose mean that I have diabetes type one or diabetic ketoacidosis?

Does really high glucose mean that I have diabetes type one or diabetic ketoacidosis?

Diabetes: All diabetes is genetic. Doesn't matter if its type i or ii. Persistent high glucose levels indicate Insulin resistance, which means your body isn't able to metabolize free glucose. You should see your primary physician or an endocrinologist to figure out where your hba1c levels are and see what needs to be done next. Please don't put this off. ...Read more

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I have retinoschisis and type 2 diabetes. What is it?

Retinal eye disease : It isnot the kind of eye disease normally seen in diabetes. It is where the retina actually starts to split. You need close follow up with your eye doctor. It is not from your diabetes. ...Read more

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Why is it that you treat type 1 diabetes with insulin but not type2?

Why is it that you treat type 1 diabetes with insulin but not type2?

Loss of production: A true type 1 diabetic loses their ability to make insulin.Occasionaly in the first year, some production remains, and minimal supplements may be needed.Later on the child needs externally supplied Insulin rx to transport glucose into the brain; other cells. Type 2 diabetics have Insulin that doesn't handle their needs unless they manage their diet, type 1 does not.Without Insulin these kids die. ...Read more

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What is diabet type i and type II ? Is it true that diabet type II can produce thrombosis ? How ?

What is diabet type i and type II ? Is it true that diabet type II can produce thrombosis ? How ?

Congenital: Type 1 is generally congenital and patient is Insulin dependent, type is adult onset and can be treated with oral medications. Both types can lead to vascular disease and eventually cause thrombosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your teen's Pneumo Ab Type 1 levels are low?

What does it mean if your teen's Pneumo Ab Type 1 levels are low?

Maybe nothing: if this was tested as part of an immune workup, it could be significant in that teen should have been immunized against these (and/or exposed to these) common bacteria. However, if this result was obtained in a well child where a whole panel of testing was done, this could be insignificant. ...Read more

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Could you please explain to me why type 2 diabetics don't get acidosis where as type 1 diabetics do?

Could you please explain to me why type 2 diabetics don't get acidosis where as type 1 diabetics do?

Resistance vs nothin: Patients with type 2 dm still make insulin, enough to avoid DKA even when in poor control. However, if control is bad enough, even a patient with type 2 can occasionally get DKA once beta islet cells are spent. Those with type 1 essentially make no insulin, unlike patients with type 2. ...Read more

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What does this test mean? I mean it is body type score. Adrenal 67 Liver 33 Thyroid 0

What does this test mean? I mean it is body type score. Adrenal 67 Liver 33 Thyroid 0

Sorry ....: .... no idea! This doesn't seem to be reported in any units or with any reference that makes in interpretable in standard medical practice. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have type b blood with antibodies U?

What does it mean to have type b blood with antibodies U?

See belo: Blood types can be O, A, B, and AB. Antibodies can be to those "type" pr0teins or due to other blood proteins- e.g. Rh, Kell, etc. You need to know what they are against to make more sense out of the results ...Read more

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What does it mean to be borderline diabetic?

What does it mean to be borderline diabetic?

IFG/IGT: When fasting blood sugar is between 100-125 mg/dl or when 2-hour post meal/ogtt blood sugar is between 140-199 mg/dl, impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance is diagnosed. Either is considered a pre-diabetic condition, placing the patient at much higher risk for developing diabetes. Fortunately, this is treatable before it gets to the point of diabetes. ...Read more

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What exactly does a high or low blood sugar feel like? When someone is diabetic, what exactly do they feel when experiencing either a high or low blood sugar?

What exactly does a high or low blood sugar feel like? When someone is diabetic, what exactly do they feel when experiencing either a high or low blood sugar?

If : If a person has low blood sugar, it can be manifested by: sweating, extreme thirst, blurry vision, pale skin, headache, difficulty speaking, loss of coordination, irritability and other behavior changes, siezure, dizziness, cold sweats and loss of consciousness. If a person has high blood sugar, the following symptoms can be experienced: frequent urination and thirst. Also, a person whose high blood sugar goes untreated may experience vision issues (blurry), and wounds that are slow to heal. Hyperglycemia that goes untreated may lead to a serious medical condition called diabetic ketoacidosis which requires emegency medical attention and is manifested by dry mouht, breath that smells fruity, shortness of breath and nausea/vomiting. It is important that you check your blood sugar as directed, watch your diet, avoid foods that cause high blood sugar and follow your medication regimen as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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When does type 1 diabetes start? What age?

When does type 1 diabetes start? What age?

Usually in childhood: When a person is in their 30's and obese it can be difficult and take time and special test to determine if they are really type i or Insulin using type 2 diabetics. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure ?

What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure ?

Symptoms: Low BP usually refers to a BP that is low enough to cause side effects: that will vary from person to person. Young women and children often have a BP of 90/60 which is normal and healthy. For some people, that's too low and they feel dizzy and faint. For most people, a BP of. ...Read more