How does an endocrinologist treat patients with diabetes mellitus type 2?

DM2. Dm2 can be treated either by family physician, internist or an endocrinologist. Once a diagnosis is made if it is a new onset diabetes usually treated with oral hypoglycemic agents. Generally if patient presents with more than 300 blood sugars patient may need to be on Insulin in addition to oral hypoglycemic agents. Other treatments ace inhibitor, cholesterol meds, life style modifications, diet.

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Does ketoacidosis occur for the patient with diabetes mellitus type 2?

Very rarely. Patients with type 2 diabetes still make plenty of Insulin ( just not enough to keep their blood sugars in normal range). That amount is still enough to prevent DKA most of the time. Read more...

How come patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 are insulin resistant?

Insulin resistance. In patients with type 2 dm , Insulin resistance is one of the factors in addition to decreasing Insulin production. There are what are called Insulin receptors in the cells that Insulin attaches itself for its action. These receptors are down regulated or less in number. Sometimes, increasing the dose of Insulin may not work always because of this reason. Read more...
Partially Understood. Type ii dm typically develops slowly over decades without symptoms. Insulin resistance 1st, pancreas ?es insulin+amylin output, up to 5x’s healthy. Sugar/carb intake ?es Insulin output & drives storage as fat; fat cells binds Insulin more than muscle, thus vicious cycle. Low muscle mass & use ?es muscle use of glucose, so more storage into fat. Fat secretes resistin which inhibits Insulin action. Read more...