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Can I develop diabetes over time?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Diabetes type ii is most commonly developed over time as our body becomes increasingly resistant to our endogenous Insulin until we are no longer able to properly manage our own blood sugar.

In brief: Yes

Diabetes type ii is most commonly developed over time as our body becomes increasingly resistant to our endogenous Insulin until we are no longer able to properly manage our own blood sugar.
Dr. Jason Campbell
Dr. Jason Campbell
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Adult onset diabetes can develop over time - it typically develops in the 50s and 60s, but can present itself earlier in those more genetically predisposed or in the overweight.

In brief: Yes

Adult onset diabetes can develop over time - it typically develops in the 50s and 60s, but can present itself earlier in those more genetically predisposed or in the overweight.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Diabetes ii can develop over time as age is a risk factor. 18% of adults 65-74 will develop dm ii.
Obesity is also a risk factor so weight maintainance is a must to ward off developing dm ii.

In brief: Yes

Diabetes ii can develop over time as age is a risk factor. 18% of adults 65-74 will develop dm ii.
Obesity is also a risk factor so weight maintainance is a must to ward off developing dm ii.
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Type 2 diabetes in fact always presents itself later in life.
Although diagnosis in childhood is much more common than it used to be, type 2 diabetes is never present at birth. Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include obesity, sedentary lifestyle, poor dietary habits gestational diabetes during a prior pregnancy and family history.

In brief: Yes

Type 2 diabetes in fact always presents itself later in life.
Although diagnosis in childhood is much more common than it used to be, type 2 diabetes is never present at birth. Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include obesity, sedentary lifestyle, poor dietary habits gestational diabetes during a prior pregnancy and family history.
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Dr. Paige Gutheil
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Dr. Theodore Cole
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

This is the most common pattern, which ends up in type 2 diabetes.
The development of diabetes is representative of a slow deterioration in health. This can be prevented with exercise, normalizing weight, and a good diet and nutritional program. In addition, many toxic chemicals and heavy metals have a detrimental effect on blood sugar regulation, so a detoxification program is also important.

In brief: Yes

This is the most common pattern, which ends up in type 2 diabetes.
The development of diabetes is representative of a slow deterioration in health. This can be prevented with exercise, normalizing weight, and a good diet and nutritional program. In addition, many toxic chemicals and heavy metals have a detrimental effect on blood sugar regulation, so a detoxification program is also important.
Dr. Theodore Cole
Dr. Theodore Cole
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine

In brief: Absolutely

The older you get, the more likely your body becomes less able to produce adequate insulin, not utilize Insulin adequately, and become more susceptible to genetic predisposition.

In brief: Absolutely

The older you get, the more likely your body becomes less able to produce adequate insulin, not utilize Insulin adequately, and become more susceptible to genetic predisposition.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Perry Sexton
Family Medicine

In brief: Most cases

Most people with diabetes ii develop it gradually as the muscles become more and more resistant to the Insulin that accompanies poor diet and exercise.
Usually screening blood tests will show that people are "prediabetic" first. But this can be reversed if the patient changes diet and exercise habits. Very often this can be done with little to no medicine early on.

In brief: Most cases

Most people with diabetes ii develop it gradually as the muscles become more and more resistant to the Insulin that accompanies poor diet and exercise.
Usually screening blood tests will show that people are "prediabetic" first. But this can be reversed if the patient changes diet and exercise habits. Very often this can be done with little to no medicine early on.
Dr. Perry Sexton
Dr. Perry Sexton
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