What Are The Main Causes Of Diabetes?

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Diabetes (mellitus, Type 1 And Type 2) (cont.)

A A A Type 1 diabetes (T1D): The body stops producing insulin or produces too little insulin to regulate blood glucose level. Type 1 diabetes affects about 10% of all people with diabetes in the United States. Type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed during childhood or adolescence. It used to be referred to as juvenile-onset diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Insulin deficiency can occur at any age due to destruction of the pancreas by alcohol, disease, or removal by surgery. Type 1 diabetes also results from progressive failure of the pancreatic beta cells, the only cell type that produces significant amounts of insulin. People with type 1 diabetes require daily insulin treatment to sustain life. Type 2 diabetes (T2D): Although the pancreas still secretes insulin, the body of someone with type 2 diabetes is partially or completely incapable of responding to insulin. This is often referred to as insulin resistance. The pancreas tries to overcome this resistance by secreting more and more insulin. People with insulin resistance develop type 2 diabetes when they fail to secrete enough insulin to cope with their body's demands. At least 90% of adult individuals with diabe Continue reading >>

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  1. Lkeen515

    I seem to always be so tired that it takes all my energy just to lift my arm. I don't know if its the PCOS, or the Metformin, but I need help. When I get home from the office, I don't want to clean or cook or do anything but sit on the couch. I never used to be so lazy.
    I got addicted to Red Bull and Cappichino's for an energy booster, but now I'm trying to eat right and cut the caffeine.
    Does anyone know of anything I can do to help? I have heard exercise makes energy, but I'm so bad, that I get on the elliptical and 5-10 min into it I feel like I can't move and I just need to sit down. So, that's not working! Any advice would be great!!

  2. Eva37

    hmm, i was like this when i first had met. Major tired. Do you take a multi vitamin? i do and it seems to help

  3. Meta888

    I just upped my Met dosage to 1000 mg on Friday (it's now Sunday), and I'm EXHAUSTED. After I take my second pill at night, I'm ready to sleep by 9:30 - 10:00, which is NOT ME. I'm also waking up just exhausted, even after getting a good night sleep. I'm taking a multi-vitamin and exercising... does this symptom pass after a bit? Will this exhaustion subside? I still have to up my dose 2 more times to 2000 mg, and I just can't imagine how tired I'll be then.
    Would love to hear about your experiences w/this...
    - Meta888

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