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What Is A Type 2 Diabetes
See below: Fasting plasma glucose above 126mg% on two occasions, plasma glucose above 200 mg% after a 75 gm glucose load, hemoglobin a1c above 6.5%, inreased thirst, urination, and related clinical picture. See this site for more info. http://shp.missouri.edu/vhct/case2600/dx_criteria.htm. ...Read more
Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose), your body's main source of fuel. With type 2 diabetes, your body either resists the effects of Insulin (a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells) or doesn't produce enough Insulin to maintain a normal glucose level.Untreated, type 2 diabetes can be life-threatening. ...Read more
Older patients: Type two diabetes is generally seen in older patients. It is caused by the body becoming resistant to Insulin so initially the Insulin level is high as opposed to juvenile diabetes where there is a lack of insulin. However, eventually the type two diabetic may have low Insulin levels also and require insulin. Both are major risk factors for vascular disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Adult onset: Type 2 diabetes can start in younger people, but generally it is adult onset. People with diabetes type 1 disease require insulin. Those with type 2 disease often can be controlled on oral medications, although sometimes the disease progresses to where they will need insulin. Complications of the disease in terms of microvascular injuries very similar between type 1 and 2. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no cure for diabetes 2 yet. There are a few treatment options though, including some advanced procedures. The most widely used & successful treatment is medications and/or insulin. However, procedures like pancreas transplant and stem cell therapy may be used in very select cases. The best way to avoid diabetic complications is strict diet & exercise - decrease blood sugar & pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insulin Resistance: If you have Type2 Diabetese your body does not use insulin properly.This is called Insulin Resistance.At first your Pancreas make extra insulin to make up for it.But over time can not keep up and can not make enough Insulin to keep sugar at normal levels.Your Blood Sugar goes up and you need medicines that work on the insulin resistance along with diet and exrcise.Some may need more than one med ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Symptoms such as excessive thirst and hunger, excessive urination, fatigue can point you to the possibility of diabetes.To diagnose you have 4 ways:1)fasting bs>/=126, 2)oral glucose tolerance test (drinking a high carbohydrate drink)2 hr after the drink with bs>/=200 mmol/dl 3)hba1c>6.5% or 4) random bs>200 mmol/dl with the symptoms described above.You need 2 positive tests to confirm diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet: Your goal should be to get rid of type 2 diabetes - it can and should be done. See a dietitian regularly and follow the advice. Exercise regularly. For kicks, go online to "NuVal" and learn a lot about nutritional value of about 100 items - some great, some not so great, and some to be avoided. Work at it and you may lose your diabetes. You are not a diabetic - you have diabetes! ...Read more
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
Diabetes guidance: A tremendous determinant is genetics. The highest rate of DM is (in order): Pima Indians; Pacific Rim Asians; Blacks, Hispanics. It is also very prevalent in India and the Middle East. The predilection is genetic, the trigger tends to be obesity. A reduction in Insulin secretion mated with Insulin resistance is type II DM. There is also type I DM and type III DM (PDAC, PCOD, etc.) ...Read more
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