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How do you get diabetes?
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Genes and food
For the majority of diabetics (those with type 2), it's a combination of genetic predisposition and being overweight.
It can also sometimes be causes by medications like steroids and some psych drugs, pancreatic surgery or pancreatitis. It's not entirely clear why people get type 1 diabetes.

In brief: Genes and food
For the majority of diabetics (those with type 2), it's a combination of genetic predisposition and being overweight.
It can also sometimes be causes by medications like steroids and some psych drugs, pancreatic surgery or pancreatitis. It's not entirely clear why people get type 1 diabetes.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
In brief: Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which your body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells of your pancreas that produce insulin.
Type 2 diabetes is the more common kind which has to do with the balance between Insulin production by your pancreas and your body's sensitivity to insulin. Risk factors for type 2 include obesity, aging, sedentary lifestyle, poor eating and genes.

In brief: Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which your body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells of your pancreas that produce insulin.
Type 2 diabetes is the more common kind which has to do with the balance between Insulin production by your pancreas and your body's sensitivity to insulin. Risk factors for type 2 include obesity, aging, sedentary lifestyle, poor eating and genes.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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