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Why are so many young children being diagonosed with type 1 diabeties?

Why are so many young children being diagonosed with type 1 diabeties?

Hard to tell: Well, it's hard to tell why children become t1 diabetics. It's thought that diabetes in children is far less common that the adult onset or type 2 diabetes. The ratio is usually 1:10 (t1:t2). There has been no definite answer as to what causes it. Genetics, certain diseases (usually viral ones) occurred in childhood may influence the onset of it. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Why are more children being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes now?

Why are more children being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes now?

Obesity: An epidemic of obesity, poor dietary choices and physical inactivity are largely responsible. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are so many children being diagnosed with autism?

I'm wondering why are so many children being diagnosed with autism?

Better screens: One of the reasons is for sure the increasing awareness of it (thanks to the media mainly) and improvement of the diagnostic screenings in schools, hospitals etc. So, at least in part, is about finding it more effectively which gives us the impression that it became more prevalent. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1 in children who have not been diagnosed?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1 in children who have not been diagnosed?

Triad: Polydipsia, polyuria and weight loss despite polyphagia. High blood sugars cause excessive urination and resulting excessive thirst. As the body cannot use glucose properly, the children usually lose weight even as they are hungrier. In complicated cases diabetic ketoacidosis and coma may result. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with wells syndrome , i'm trying to figure out what types and how often, cancers are afiliated with this rare disease .Thank you?

Recently diagnosed with wells syndrome , i'm trying to figure out what types  and how often, cancers  are afiliated with this rare disease  .Thank you?

Get clarification: If this is eosinophilic cellulitis, it's a skin disease that's not especially going to increase your cancer risk. The fact that you ask this question suggests there may be a misunderstanding with your physician. He/she is responsible for explaining exactly what's going on, especially when you've been given a rare diagnosis. Stay proactive and best wishes. ...Read more

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Do you think many more people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in recent years than ever before?

Do you think many more people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in recent years than ever before?

Yes: More people are being DX and even more people are not DX and this has to do with the obesity epidemic, western diet and not enough physical activity. ...Read more

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What causes periodic hypoglycemic episodes in adults who are not diabetic? My mom is diabetic if that's important

What causes periodic hypoglycemic episodes in adults who are not diabetic? My mom is diabetic if that's important

Metabolic syndrome: Hypoglycemia occurs when the pancreas releases too much insulin, which takes the sugar out of the blood stream and pushes it into cells. This Insulin response usually occurs due to "insulin resistance" and is associated with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight gain in the mid-section and a predisposition to heart disease and diabetes. Eat a low carb diet that minimizes Insulin release. ...Read more

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Why are so many kids getting diabetes now? Is it juvenile diabetes?

Why are so many kids getting diabetes now? Is it juvenile diabetes?

Obesity: More kids are now obese (too much food and less activity) which is the number one cause of diabetes. ...Read more

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I am diabetic type 1 patient and keenly want it to b cured. I face many other physical problems because of it.I was also into depression for 1 year.

I am diabetic type 1 patient and keenly want it to b cured. I face many other physical problems because of it.I was also into depression for 1 year.

We all want it cured: You are not alone in wanting this cured. Hopefully it will be in your lifetime. In the meantime, you should try to get control that is as good as possible without intolerable hypoglycemia and allowing a normal life. There are many devices and techniques that can assist with this, but this is a team effort. You, your doctor, and perhaps a diabetes educator, all need to be on the same team. ...Read more

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My father has been diagnosed with prostate/stomach/lung cancer that is widespread. Is this contagious to my young children or type 1 diabetics?

My father has been diagnosed with prostate/stomach/lung cancer that is widespread. Is this contagious to my young children or type 1 diabetics?

Here are some...: Cancer isn't contagious; so don't worry about it. But I still wish your father may be peaceful in the rest of his life through your support. Best wishes for... ...Read more

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Why are doctors not overly concerned when one is diagnosed with pre diabetes?

Why are doctors not overly concerned when one is diagnosed with pre diabetes?

Pre-Diabetes: How many doctors have you interacted with on this extremely important subject? In my office the patient is made to come in for an urgent visit where a frank discussion is held. Education happens and a three month plan is put into place. Now, on the patient side i would say 5% of patients make any noticeable difference in their diet, exercise or weight after this diagnosis and meet with me. ...Read more

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What kind of cancers are more likely possible with young patients: 24 years old, no family history?

What kind of cancers are more likely possible with young patients: 24 years old, no family history?

Cancer at young age: Compared to other cancers that could happen to people - testicular cancer, hodgkin's lymphoma, certain sarcoma and leukemia are more likely - with young patients at 24 year old. Those 4 can happen without family history. Patients with hereditary cancer syndrome ( breast, thyroid, stomach, brain) can be presented with cancer at younger age- but usually there is a family history with cancer there. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are some newborn babies affected by mother with lupus and others are not?

I'm wondering why are some newborn babies affected by mother with lupus and others are not?

See below: If the mother's lupus was under control prior to conception, the baby and mother will have a better outcome. If it was not, the baby and mother are apt to have complications. Also if there is a history of renal disease prior to conception, there can be a higher of complications during the pregnancy. In addition if the mother has diabetes and or hypertension, there is a higher risk of complicatio. ...Read more

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Want to know if people with type 1 diabetes are always thirsty. Do type 1 diabetics always have symptoms?

Want to know if people with type 1 diabetes are always thirsty. Do type 1 diabetics always have symptoms?

Depends: Stable type one diabetics are no more thirsty than anyone else.An undiagnosed dm1 may have a build up of blood sugar that sucks moisture out of the tissues into the urine and leaves the person drinking to keep up with rapid fluid loss. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and have celiac sprue, are there many other teens with this disease?

I'm 18 years old and have celiac sprue, are there many other teens with this disease?

Plenty: Celiac sprue is estimated to occur in about 1 out of about 100-700 . True incidence s not known;more common in european background, but can be seen in all ethnic and racial groups. Contact celiac sprue association or celiac disease foundation, others. ...Read more

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Almost all my brothers and sisters has diseases at a young age14, 21,24 I'm 23 what are the chances I may develop a disease as well, I'm very paranoid?

Almost all my brothers and sisters has diseases at a young age14, 21,24 I'm 23 what are the chances I may develop a disease as well, I'm very paranoid?

Which disease? Ask : your sibs the name & what mutation their molecular genetic testing revealed, so your MD can order a Chromosomal Microarray or specific genetic test. Genetic disorders differ in patterns of inheritance. Examples: in some, each child has a 50% chance of inheriting a disorder from an affected parent; in others, a 25% chance of inheritance when both unaffected parents carry a mutant gene. Others vary ...Read more

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What's the age group of been diagnosed with MS is it more and young people or older people?

What's the age group of been diagnosed with MS is it more and young people or older people?

Multiple ages: MS can affect young people, but it can also wait until middle age to become apparent. Peak onset is 20-30 years, but can occur as last as the 60s (rarely). More women than men are affected. ...Read more

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Most of my family is diabetic (type 2), including my parents. How do I avoid diabetes in future? I'm not fond of sweets but obese since childhood

Most of my family is diabetic (type 2), including my parents. How do I avoid diabetes in future? I'm not fond of sweets but obese since childhood

diabetes: If your parents are diabetics, and you are obese, you have an extremely high likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes yourself. The only way to avoid it is to cure your obesity. Eat healthy food, cut out the carbs, sugars, soda, junk food, and do cardiovascular exercise 3-4 times a week. Fix your obesity and you will greatly reduce your risk of diabetes. ...Read more

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Hi doctor , can i know why obesity Complications are more common in female gender ?

Hi doctor , can i know why obesity Complications are more common in female gender ?

Obesity: This is in part related to obesity being more common among females and also several obesity complications are related to pregnancy and uterus. ...Read more

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