What causes type 2 diabetes?

No. In the child diabetic, the general problem is that the pancreas quits producing Insulin so your body can not utilize the available sugar. In the adult diabetic, your cells become resistant to the available insulin. The result is too much sugar in the blood. If you are a diabetic and you eat a lot of sugar, then this can make your diabetes worse, but it is not the cause of diabetes.

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What's causes type 2 diabetes? My mom is type 1 I'm 208pds 5"7 34 age an go to the gym 7 days a week. Can I fight this an go away? Do I have chance

Lose weight, keep. Exercising daily, get yourself to about 150-170 and you'll have better than 50-50 chance not to become diabetic before you turn 45. Otherwise, your chance are better than 80% you will. Read more...
You are doing good. This question is posted twice..Please see my answer on this question below... Good luck. Read more...
Absolutely. Lots of reasons! first - sugar in any form is inflammatory. Carbs that turn into sugar the same. Look at a paleolithic diet - we weren't meant to eat the quantity of carbs/grains/sugars we have access to in our diets! second toxins - heavy metals like lead and mercury are metabolic poisons. Find an anti-aging doctor to do a urine chelation challenge test to see what you have stored and get it out! Read more...
Genes + obesity. Diabetes mellitus, type 1 that mom has, is an inherited disorder of insufficient insulin, is diagnosed at young age, requires Insulin therapy. Type 2 adult onset, usually is combo genetic/family hx + obesity.Your bmi is 31--normal is 20-26, sorry u r 'obese'. Exercise is healthy, but need to lose @ 35 lbs in a supervised program. Will suggest program in virtual practice soon. Read more...

What are possible causes of type 2 diabetes?

Genetics, diet & Lack of exercise. Genes are the major determinant of diabetes. However, about 60% of the otherwise susceptible persons can avoid getting diabetes by losing weight and exercising. Read more...

Could you describe the gland and hormone dysfunction that causes type 2 diabetes?

Cause of T2DM. It starts with Insulin resistance , esp in muscle and liver. Ir is in part genetic, but worsened by obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Initially, you make more Insulin to compensate for the ir. But in time, your pancreatic b-cells can no longer keep pace with the ir, and your glucose elevates. So the dysfunction is Insulin resistance plus b-cell dysfunction. Read more...

Can pain cause sugar levels to rise in type 2 diabetes?

Pain and Sugar. Yes, pain can increase cortisol (a stress hormone) which makes the body more resistant to insulin. This causes the blood glucose to rise. Also, Epinephrine (adrenaline) is released, which causes the liver to release more glucose. Read more...

I want to know is it possible that stress can cause type 2 diabetes?

Stress. Excess stress can aggravate diabetes but not cause it. Other factors come into play, such as heredity, diet, activity level & lifestyle. Read more...

How does being obese cause type 2 diabetes in a child?

Insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the Insulin produced by a patient does not do all the work needed to keep blood sugar levels in the normal range. Consider Insulin a taxi that transports glucose to cells. If the taxi, s are moving slow, or the cells are not letting glucose off, the glucose waiting around for transport builds up. Obesity can create Insulin resistance not present at normal weight. Read more...
Pancreatic failure. Usually you become diabetic when your pancreas can not overcome the extra work that implies been obese. Read more...
Insulin resistance. Obesity puts a strain on the pancreas so that it has to make more Insulin to compensate for the increased demand of obesity. Unfortunately, we're seeing type 2 dm in children even as young as 4 years-old. The pancreas simply poops out and can't keep up with the Insulin demands of the obese body. This is when type 2 dm develops. Read more...