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What is diabetes?

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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetes type 2

Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common type of diabetes, and is characterized by variable degrees of insulin deficiency and resistance.
A fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and/or a glycated hemoglobin (A1C) are the preferred screening tests. The diagnosis of diabetes is confirmed if two consecutive A1C levels are ?6.5%, two consecutive FPG levels are >126 mg/dL, or if both are above the threshold

In brief: Diabetes type 2

Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common type of diabetes, and is characterized by variable degrees of insulin deficiency and resistance.
A fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and/or a glycated hemoglobin (A1C) are the preferred screening tests. The diagnosis of diabetes is confirmed if two consecutive A1C levels are ?6.5%, two consecutive FPG levels are >126 mg/dL, or if both are above the threshold
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
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Dr. Ira Katz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Insulin Deficiency

Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin or use insulin well enough to maintain a persons blood sugar.
The primary prob is a lack or relative lack of insulin. This causes high blood sugar which causes damage to the tissues of the body. We now know other hormones are involved as well. The weleral meaning is sweet urine from excess sugar in urine.

In brief: Insulin Deficiency

Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin or use insulin well enough to maintain a persons blood sugar.
The primary prob is a lack or relative lack of insulin. This causes high blood sugar which causes damage to the tissues of the body. We now know other hormones are involved as well. The weleral meaning is sweet urine from excess sugar in urine.
Dr. Ira Katz
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Dr. Shahruq Sarela
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Diabetes

Diabetes is essentially the lack of production of insulin or reduction in insulin.
Without insulin secreted from the pancreas there is no way to move sugar into cells, and this sugar lingers in the blood stream. At high levels in the blood it can be damaging to organs, nerves, the eyes. See the ADA website for way thorough details.

In brief: Diabetes

Diabetes is essentially the lack of production of insulin or reduction in insulin.
Without insulin secreted from the pancreas there is no way to move sugar into cells, and this sugar lingers in the blood stream. At high levels in the blood it can be damaging to organs, nerves, the eyes. See the ADA website for way thorough details.
Dr. Shahruq Sarela
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
The first thing to be concerned about is the current blood glucose level.!
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Diabetes

Diabetes is an all too common medical condition with high blood sugar levels which, if not diagnosed and treated, will lead to many side effects.
I suggest you go online and you will find a lot of information about diabetes. Hopefully you don't have it. Is it common in your family? If so they can help you understand.

In brief: Diabetes

Diabetes is an all too common medical condition with high blood sugar levels which, if not diagnosed and treated, will lead to many side effects.
I suggest you go online and you will find a lot of information about diabetes. Hopefully you don't have it. Is it common in your family? If so they can help you understand.
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine

In brief: High blood glucose

http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.
html Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. HgbA1c>6.5 is used as a cut off point for diagnosing it. It can be diagnosed by using fasting and after-meal sugar levels as well.

In brief: High blood glucose

http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.
html Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. HgbA1c>6.5 is used as a cut off point for diagnosing it. It can be diagnosed by using fasting and after-meal sugar levels as well.
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
for more on how to prevent and revert it, visit: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/04/type-2-diabetes-what-is-it/
Dr. Ajay Acharya
Internal Medicine

In brief: High blood sugar

It is the failure of pancreatic function (insulin) to keep the blood sugar within normal range.
........leading to change in energy level,frequent urination/ thirst, weight loss, problem with vision,mental function,coma.

In brief: High blood sugar

It is the failure of pancreatic function (insulin) to keep the blood sugar within normal range.
........leading to change in energy level,frequent urination/ thirst, weight loss, problem with vision,mental function,coma.
Dr. Ajay Acharya
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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