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What is the most common cause for having diabetes in children? Type 1 or 2?

What is the most common cause for having diabetes in children? Type 1 or 2?

Type 1: Type 1 diabetes typically presents in a younger population while type 2 in an older. This is not always the case, though. As more children become obese, more are getting type 2, but most children who have diabetes have type 1. Conversely, most adults have type 2. ...Read more

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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 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 are the common causes type 1 diabetes?

What are the common causes type 1 diabetes?

Genetic: Type 1 diabetes is a genetic disorder resulting in the patient's pancreas being unable to produce enough insulin. ...Read more

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What complications are common in diabetes mellitus type 1 in children?

What complications are common in diabetes mellitus type 1 in children?

Several: Complications of poorly controlled type 1 diabetes is similar to type 2 and include heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, wounds that don't heal possibly leading to amputation, and kidney damage. The earlier you develop diabetes and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the higher the risk of developing complications. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of diabetes in children?

What is the most common cause of diabetes in children?

Type 1 in younger...: Dm-1, or Insulin deficient diabetes is msot common in younger children, but the obesefication of america is increasing the number of type 2 diabetics (insulin resistance) skyrocket, although in young people type 1 is more common. Most people think it post-viral infection of beta cells producing Insulin that elicits an immune response which kills the Insulin producing beta cells. Insulin is the rx! ...Read more

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Can low blood glucose levels cause type 1 or 2 diabetes?

Can low blood glucose levels cause type 1 or 2 diabetes?

No: Low blood sugars are often seen in patients with both type of diabetes, but are the result of treatment of either and/or the result of the underlying high Insulin levels seen in type 2 patients. ...Read more

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What causes diabetes difference type 1 and 2?

What causes diabetes difference type 1 and 2?

Genes: Type 1 diabetes is typically genetic although environmental factors may trigger the disease. Type 2 diabetes has a genetic predisposition, but can be brought on by non-genetic causes such as chronically poor diet and inactivity. ...Read more

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What are causes and signs of type 1&2 diabetes?

What are causes and signs of type 1&2 diabetes?

Diabetes Type 1 & 2: Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease caused by obesity, poor high-carb diet, sedentary lifestyle in someone with a genetic predisposition oftentimes. Signs can include increased thirst and urination. Type 1 is typically caused by an autoimmune attack on the islet cells of the pancreas. ...Read more

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What are the causes and signs of type 1&2 diabetes?

What are the causes and signs of type 1&2 diabetes?

Diabetes Type 1 & 2: Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease caused by obesity, poor high-carb diet, sedentary lifestyle in someone with a genetic predisposition oftentimes. Signs can include increased thirst and urination. Type 1 is typically caused by an autoimmune attack on the islet cells of the pancreas. ...Read more