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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition in which the body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insulin and/or gradually loses the capacity to produce enough insulin in the pancreas. We do not know what causes type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is associated with modifiable lifestyle risk factors. Type 2 diabetes also has strong genetic and family related risk factors. Type 2 diabetes: Is diagnosed when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin (reduced insulin production) and/or the insulin does not work effectively and/or the cells of the body do not respond to insulin effectively (known as insulin resistance) Represents 85–90 per cent of all cases of diabetes Usually develops in adults over the age of 45 years but is increasingly occurring in younger age groups including children, adolescents and young adults Is more likely in people with a family history of type 2 diabetes or from particular ethnic backgrounds For some the first sign may be a complication of diabetes such as a heart attack, vision problems or a foot ulcer Is managed with a combination of regular physical activity, healthy eating and weight reduction. As type 2 diabetes is often progressive, most peop Continue reading >>

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  1. damian5000

    Frequent urination in morning time... Sign of Diabetes?

    Early in the morning and sometimes for a couple hours after I wake up I'll urinate frequently...Sometimes every half hour for several hours. I don't experience any thirst or other symptoms.
    During the day and night it's no problem at all. I'm not overweight, but probably quite out of shape. No history of diabetes in my immediate family.
    I live in Thailand, but I remember distinctly when I went back to Las Vegas last time 2 years ago, the problem went completely away. Could it just be the diet here or does it sound like a sign of Diabetes?
    Thanks for any replies...

  2. Lloyd

    Thirst and frequent urination are the most frequent symptoms of diabetes, but that does not mean you have diabetes. A simple blood test by your doctor can tell him/her if you have diabetes. No one here is qualified to diagnose diabetes.
    Best wishes

  3. CalgaryDiabetic

    Yes it could be diabetes melitus but it could also be diabetes insipidus or possibly something else. Needs a few blood tests.

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