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Know Your Diabetes Health Numbers

Tweet Monitoring your weight and knowing how much you should weigh is just one of many diabetes health numbers you need to know. In order to maintain good health, every diabetic should know a number of different figures relating to their bodies. These include height, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Type 2 diabetes is associated with being overweight and obese, and maintaining a healthy weight allows easier control of diabetes. The following health numbers also affect your cardiovascular health. Print out, fill in and cut out the following table: Essential numbers for diabetic health HbA1c (%) Ave. Blood Glucose (mmol/L) Age ___ years Height ___ metres/ft Weight ___ kg/stone Waist ___ inches/cm Blood pressure ___ mm/Hg Blood glucose ___ mmol/L Blood cholesterol ___ mmol/L Are there other essential numbers I need to remember for diabetic health? Yes, but the numbers above can help in a variety of diagnostics. They could indicate to you a danger of heart attack or stroke. Read about Diabetes Health Guidelines Once your medical history, gender and health history are understood, a clearer diagnosis can be reached. I can’t fill in the form above. Why do I need to do it? Continue reading >>

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  1. Uafl112

    Hi,
    I am a peasant undergrad student, but I had a thought recently regarding diabetes. If a person has type 1 diabetes and he/she takes enough synthetic insulin to cope with their sugar/fat intake, would it be possible for this person to eat enough to become obese and maybe even develop an insulin resistance, leading to type 2 diabetes?
    I bring this question here because the internet isnt really providing me any answers about the mechanism. The doctors and medical students I know are saying either 1) its impossible (without any supporting information) or 2) they simply dont know.
    Forgive me if this question is irrelevant to this forum, but the debate has really inspired me to get the right answer. Does anyone have the answer?

  2. rokshana

    the short answer is yes..in layman's terms, have both...
    its important to understand what is meant by type 1 and type 2...type 1 is an autoimmune disease in which the beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed and the person is no longer able to produce insulin and is dependent on exogenous insulin for their needs...resistance is not generally an issue...
    type 2 is more about resistance...these people usually make a great deal of insulin...and are not symptomatic until they are no longer able to overcome the resistance. insulin is an anabolic hormone so it makes it difficult to lose weight...and obesity is common in those with type 2...also there is more evidence that there is a genetic predisposition for type 2 than type 1.
    so can you have a person who has type 1 with a family history of type 2 develop insulin resistance? sure...its interesting that in these pts metformin can be helpful.

  3. Uafl112

    rokshana said: ↑
    the short answer is yes..in layman's terms, have both...
    its important to understand what is meant by type 1 and type 2...type 1 is an autoimmune disease in which the beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed and the person is no longer able to produce insulin and is dependent on exogenous insulin for their needs...resistance is not generally an issue...
    type 2 is more about resistance...these people usually make a great deal of insulin...and are not symptomatic until they are no longer able to overcome the resistance. insulin is an anabolic hormone so it makes it difficult to lose weight...and obesity is common in those with type 2...also there is more evidence that there is a genetic predisposition for type 2 than type 1.
    so can you have a person who has type 1 with a family history of type 2 develop insulin resistance? sure...its interesting that in these pts metformin can be helpful.
    Click to expand... Thank you so much for the answer! Also, am I wrong to say that these types of patients are rare?

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