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What are the common causes of diabetes type 2?
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Many
The causes are not clearly known.
There are certain factors which may lead to diabetes. Virus infections can lead to diabetes. If it runs in your family, you are obese, smoke cigarettes, had gestational diabetes or had a baby weighing 9 or more pounds, have impaired glucose tolerance, do not exercise regularly, low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides, high blood pressure you are at high risk.

In brief: Many
The causes are not clearly known.
There are certain factors which may lead to diabetes. Virus infections can lead to diabetes. If it runs in your family, you are obese, smoke cigarettes, had gestational diabetes or had a baby weighing 9 or more pounds, have impaired glucose tolerance, do not exercise regularly, low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides, high blood pressure you are at high risk.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Adam Nally
Family Medicine
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In brief: Insulin Resistance
Insulin resistance is the most common cause of type ii diabetes.
Insulin resistance can be cause by obesity, certain medications, and chronic prolonged stress. It can also be caused by an autoimmune process affecting the pancreas.

In brief: Insulin Resistance
Insulin resistance is the most common cause of type ii diabetes.
Insulin resistance can be cause by obesity, certain medications, and chronic prolonged stress. It can also be caused by an autoimmune process affecting the pancreas.
Dr. Adam Nally
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