Can high blood sugar levels lead to type 2 diabetes?

Yes. Extended exposure to elevated blood sugars can desensitize Insulin receptors in your body, leading to difficulty in blood sugar crossing from the blood stream into the cell. The cells then sense that blood sugars are low inside the cell, thus causing the pancreas to increase Insulin levels to normalize the sugar inside the cell. Over years, this high Insulin state leads to type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes. High blood sugar levels are the definition of diabetes. Be it type 1 or type 2 diabetes, the result is an inability of the body to regulate blood sugar levels which results in hyperglycemia. Having high blood sugar does not cause diabetes.

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Could you tell me if there is no other sign exept high blood sugar levels, can that be type 2 diabetes?

Yes. Yes, type 2 diabetes can be "clinically silent, " meaning you may not have any symptoms at all. The only sign that you have it may be the high blood sugar levels. This is very common! it is very important to treat the diabetes now, early on, before any symptoms or complications develop. Read more...

How painful is it to die from high blood sugar if you have type 2 diabetes?

No. As a rule of thumb, people don't die from high sugar nowadays provided that care is right and given timely. It is low sugar that has incomparably more chances to lead to death, even for patient in the hospital. Read more...

How can you manage my high blood sugar and make it regular when having type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes. Take your medication as prescribed. Check your blood sugar just before breakfast and just before lunch. Document your food intake and your two blood sugar levels. If the levels are close to each but both are high you can either take more pre-breakfast medication and/or change your eating habits. Once this is controlled do the same for breakfast and dinner. Read more...

What do you do when you have type 2 diabetes and you have low blood sugar levels?

Triad adjustment. #1 adjust eating intervals with the proper diet. #2 adjust exercise regimens to fuel during or after. #3 adjust medication dosages and types(oral agents or insulin) talk to your md about the low blood sugar levels and the above to make the necessary adjustments. Read more...
Diet/Medication. Low blood sugar is very common in patients with type 2 diabetes. It is the result of high Insulin output, especially when stimulated by particularly starchy or sugary food. A nutritionist will help modify your diet. Additionally, if you're on any diabetes medication, that may also be causing your lows. You should discuss with your doctor as you may need to have your meds adjusted. Read more...
Eat something. If you have a hypoglycemic episode, the following is reasonable: 1.) check your blood sugar (to document the low blood sugar) 2.) take 1/2 cup of orange juice. Alternatives are glucose tabs, glucagon injections, hard candy, etc. Just try not to over-do it. 3.) eat a meal. If this is recurrent, please discuss with your doctor as your medications/insulin likely needs to be adjusted. Read more...

Can type 2 diabetes only be diagnosed by blood sugar levels?

Yes. Diabetes is defined and diagnosed by a particular blood sugar level. Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough Insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel. Read more...
Yes. Symptoms can lead to suspicion but diagnosis is made on blood testing. Here is a screening tool for prediabetes/diabetes. https://www.facebook.com/americandiabetesassociation/app_283844141683657. Read more...

Can type 2 diabetes be diagnosed just by the blood sugar levels?

Big hint, not enough. A random high blood sugar may be suggestive of type 2 diabetes or type 1 diabetes which we see occurring in both kids and adults. A hba1c, sometimes Insulin and c-peptide levels and antibodies to check for type 1 are included. Read more...

What blood sugar level is considered normal for people with type 2 diabetes?

Not so simple. Your medical doctor or endocrinologist can answer best, but you are best of concentrating on your hg a1c level which indicates what your sugar has been like in previous 90 days. The definitions can change but generally a hg a1c o <6.5% in a diabetic is considered good. Aim for a blood sugar level of less than 125 for early morning fasting glucose. Just ask your pmd, for a tailored result for you. Read more...

Anyone know what is a normal blood sugar level for people with type 2 diabetes?

80 - 120. The hope is to keep the blood sugar within the normal range in persons with type 2 diabetes. *0-90 up to 120-130 is usually an acceptable range. A normal hemoglobin a1c which measures what the blood sugar has averaged over the last 10-12 weeks is also a good measure of blood sugar stability. Ideally the hemoglobin a1c should be under 7=7.5. Your doctor, however, depending on your medications, diet. Read more...