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What is type 2 diabetes?

What is type 2 diabetes?

Insulin resistance: This is the type of diabetes where your body is resistant to the hormone Insulin and therefore your body can't process carbohydrates properly. ...Read more

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A common long-term metabolic disorder where the body does not use the hormone insulin (produced by the pancreas) properly. This results in high blood-sugar levels. ...Read more


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What is a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes?

What is a diagnosis of 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

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What is type 2 diabetea?

What is type 2 diabetea?

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

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What kind of disorder is type 2 diabetes?

What kind of disorder is type 2 diabetes?

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 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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What is called type 2 diabetes disease?

What is called type 2 diabetes disease?

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 more

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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 2 (diabetes type 2)?

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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 2 (diabetes type 2)?

Acquried diabetes: Diabetes type 2 is the most common form of diabetes, resistance to insulin, closely linked to obesity and has become increasingly common in recent decades as more people become obese. ...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?

Insulin resistance: Type 2 diabetes is the Insulin resistance type of diabetes meaning blood sugar levels go up since the body cells have developed resistance to Insulin levels which cause the sugar to get into the cells. So blood sugar levels remain high. High abdominal fat and obesity are directly linked to development of diabetes type 2 and abdominal fat is a major contributor to Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for type 2 diabetes?

Is there a cure for type 2 diabetes?

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 more

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What happens with type 2 diabetes?

What happens with type 2 diabetes?

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 more

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How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed?

How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed?

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 more

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Is being overweight always a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

Is being overweight always a symptom of type 2 diabetes?

No: All type 2 diabetics are not overweight, although increased weight is a risk factor for developing diabetes. ...Read more

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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

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What is the probability of getting type 2 diabetes?

What is the probability of getting type 2 diabetes?

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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Is jujube good for type 2 diabetes?

Is jujube good for type 2 diabetes?

Do not rely.....: I would not rely on alternative medicine for the treatment of something as important as diabetes 2. If you do have diabetes. See a dr. And have him outline an appropriate treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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Is gestational diabetes a form of type 2 or type 1 diabetes?

Is gestational diabetes a form of type 2 or type 1 diabetes?

Neither: It is really a separate type, one that occurs in pregnancy. It is more like type2, but treated more like type1. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

DM2: Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus means the blood sugar numbers are regularly too high, which could lead to diabetic complications to the heart, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels and nerves. Type 2 DM is the more common, adult-onset, hereditary form of diabetes. ...Read more

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

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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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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