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What increases risk for diabetes?
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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: Being overweight
Obesity is a large risk factor for developing diabetes.
A family history of diabetes can increase your risk as well.

In brief: Being overweight
Obesity is a large risk factor for developing diabetes.
A family history of diabetes can increase your risk as well.
Dr. Louis Krenn
Dr. Louis Krenn
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Underlying cause
As many have stated, being obese is a big risk factor. Fam hx plays a role.
Suggest thinking about it from the standpoint of what creates resistance to Insulin in our body. High body fat/low body muscle (even in the absence of obesity) does this. Some evidence suggests diets high in processed foods can. Soda (prob even diet) & simple carbs (pasta, crackers, etc). Don't forget alcohol's carbs.

In brief: Underlying cause
As many have stated, being obese is a big risk factor. Fam hx plays a role.
Suggest thinking about it from the standpoint of what creates resistance to Insulin in our body. High body fat/low body muscle (even in the absence of obesity) does this. Some evidence suggests diets high in processed foods can. Soda (prob even diet) & simple carbs (pasta, crackers, etc). Don't forget alcohol's carbs.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Obesity
Obesity increases risk of type 2 diabetes.
Genetics play a significant role in both type 1 and type 2.

In brief: Obesity
Obesity increases risk of type 2 diabetes.
Genetics play a significant role in both type 1 and type 2.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Not sugar
Diabetes is not related to your intake of sugar; actually sugar has few calories, but they are empty calories without nutrition.
Adult (or type 2) diabetes is more common as you get older, if you have a family history of diabetes -- and is 70-90% related to weight. As you gain weight you become more resistant to Insulin until your pancreas is overwhelmed. It's the only risk factor you can control.

In brief: Not sugar
Diabetes is not related to your intake of sugar; actually sugar has few calories, but they are empty calories without nutrition.
Adult (or type 2) diabetes is more common as you get older, if you have a family history of diabetes -- and is 70-90% related to weight. As you gain weight you become more resistant to Insulin until your pancreas is overwhelmed. It's the only risk factor you can control.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Sugar+BodyFat+Genes
Type i & ii: dietary sugar/cho ?es endocrine system work: ?glp1, ?body response to insulin+amylin, ?ed body fat, ?ed red/endurance muscle mass (low exercise levels), ?insulin+amylin production/release pancreas beta cells, ?beta cells failure, ?glucagon & >250 snp genetic variants assoc.
With dm are main drivers known to date. Low fat diet drives ?dm. Study: nusi.Org, attia, taubes, lustig fatchance.

In brief: Sugar+BodyFat+Genes
Type i & ii: dietary sugar/cho ?es endocrine system work: ?glp1, ?body response to insulin+amylin, ?ed body fat, ?ed red/endurance muscle mass (low exercise levels), ?insulin+amylin production/release pancreas beta cells, ?beta cells failure, ?glucagon & >250 snp genetic variants assoc.
With dm are main drivers known to date. Low fat diet drives ?dm. Study: nusi.Org, attia, taubes, lustig fatchance.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
In brief: Food allergy
Food that insults pancreas could be a hidden cause - will make pancreas weep Insulin due to inflammation make people feel hungry within few hours of eating and make them eat again the wrong food- get tested for food allergy by ordering triad profile from metametrix lab.

In brief: Food allergy
Food that insults pancreas could be a hidden cause - will make pancreas weep Insulin due to inflammation make people feel hungry within few hours of eating and make them eat again the wrong food- get tested for food allergy by ordering triad profile from metametrix lab.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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