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Causes Of Diabetes

Tweet Diabetes causes vary depending on your genetic makeup, family history, ethnicity, health and environmental factors. There is no common diabetes cause that fits every type of diabetes. The reason there is no defined diabetes cause is because the causes of diabetes vary depending on the individual and the type. For instance; the causes of type 1 diabetes vary considerably from the causes of gestational diabetes. Similarly, the causes of type 2 diabetes are distinct from the causes of type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes causes Type 1 diabetes is caused by the immune system destroying the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. This causes diabetes by leaving the body without enough insulin to function normally. This is called an autoimmune reaction, or autoimmune cause, because the body is attacking itself. There is no specific diabetes causes, but the following triggers may be involved: Viral or bacterial infection Chemical toxins within food Unidentified component causing autoimmune reaction Underlying genetic disposition may also be a type 1 diabetes cause. Type 2 diabetes causes Type 2 diabetes causes are usually multifactorial - more than one diabetes cause is involved. Often Continue reading >>

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  1. cocacolamaster77

    I've been trying to find a firm answer as to how long does a person stay in prediabetes range?

  2. powerwalker2

    Hi, I'd say it varies, due to so many different variables, with the most important being what u are doing about it -- testing, exercising, controlling carbs -- and staying in normal range daily?

  3. tiktok2

    There is no firm answer.
    I found out I was "in the prediabetic range" when I was about 38, but I could have been for a few years before.
    I definitely wasn't when I was 30 as determined by blood work:
    my FBG was excellent and my lipids were excellent and my BP was excellent at age 30,
    but at age 38, by then, it was all turning "borderline high" and watched those numbers slowly climb
    until intervention by meds: first statins (in my 40s) followed by metformin ER and a diabetes diagnosis at age 50, followed by BP meds in my early 50s.
    So for me it was 12 or more years in the "prediabetes" category.
    And after 3 years of metformin ER, diet, and exercise working for me, I'm 99% sure I'm gonna need something else soon...my FBG is now consistantly ~15 points higher than it was before Christmas.
    My mother is 20 years older than I am and still holding in the prediabetes category through diet and excercise and no meds.
    So, we're all different.
    But a lower carb diet and exercise and starting medications earlier can keep the diabetes from progressing as quickly, at least for some.
    I haven't noticed weight to make too much of a difference. I've gone up and down, but the diabetes marches on....contrary to popular belief.

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