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How does diabetes occur ?
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Genetic propensity
Combined with obesity (which means you need more Insulin to get sugar into cells) 'stressing' beta-cells that produce insulin.
If one's beta cells can't keep up with the increased Insulin demand, sugar doesn't get into cells, blood sugar rises, = diabetes, type 2 in type 1 something we don't understand , in environment, leads to destruction of Insulin producing cells.

In brief: Genetic propensity
Combined with obesity (which means you need more Insulin to get sugar into cells) 'stressing' beta-cells that produce insulin.
If one's beta cells can't keep up with the increased Insulin demand, sugar doesn't get into cells, blood sugar rises, = diabetes, type 2 in type 1 something we don't understand , in environment, leads to destruction of Insulin producing cells.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: High blood sugars
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. Diabetes damages cells and tissues throughout the body.

In brief: High blood sugars
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. Diabetes damages cells and tissues throughout the body.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
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