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Do you have to be overweight to have type 2 diabetes?

Do you have to be overweight to have type 2 diabetes? Topic: Do you have to be overweight to have type 2 diabetes?
July 16, 2019 / By Jem
Question: AND this has nothing to do with my highlighted question. but i was also wondering if hypoglycemia is as serious a regular diabetes, and if you have to regularly check your blood sugar with a monitor if you have hypo..? thanks!!
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Gemini Gemini | 3 days ago
No, but it certainly can expedite things. Type two diabetes is caused by: First, having a genetic predisposition for it, then any combination of the following: a. Poor diet (poor nutrition, too much fat). b. Sedentary lifestyle (lack of exercise). c. Excess body fat (overweight). The greater the degree of these factors, the greater your chances of becoming type 2. I know very little about hypoglycemia as it has not been an issue with me. As far as blood sugar monitoring is concerned, when in doubt, check it out.
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Gemini Originally Answered: Do you have to be overweight to have type 2 diabetes?
No, but it certainly can expedite things. Type two diabetes is caused by: First, having a genetic predisposition for it, then any combination of the following: a. Poor diet (poor nutrition, too much fat). b. Sedentary lifestyle (lack of exercise). c. Excess body fat (overweight). The greater the degree of these factors, the greater your chances of becoming type 2. I know very little about hypoglycemia as it has not been an issue with me. As far as blood sugar monitoring is concerned, when in doubt, check it out.

Diggory Diggory
No, you do not have to be overweight to have type 2 diabetes, but it helps. Fat produces a hormone that contributes to insulin resistance (which is the cause of diabetes type 2), but it is not the only thing that can cause this. As for hypoglycemia, yes, it can be very serious, depending on the degree. Diabetes is a very serious disease that can cause heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, stroke, and many other problems, but it causes them over time, severe hypoglycemia (from whatever cause) can kill you in hours. I would say that the need for monitoring depends on the cause, however, unless a person has regular episodes of hypoglycemia, he will usually become symptomatic before blood sugar falls into a dangerous range and have time to eat something sweet to prevent it. Over time however, the initial reaction becomes blunted and symptoms don't appear until much later.
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Blaize Blaize
You can be normal weight and still get type 2 diabetes, or you can be overweight and get type 1 diabetes. In the end, it doesn't much matter which type you have if your pancreas fails; the treatment will be the same - insulin. If you have type 2 diabetes, you can try insulin sensitizers like Actos or insulin secretagogues like repaglinide or Byetta, because your pancreas can still make some insulin. Hypoglycemia is not as serious as diabetes in the long run, but you do risk coma. Hypoglycemia is generally easier to control by adding a sugar source. If the hypoglycemia is being driven by a pancreatic tumor that overproduces insulin, surgery might be able to cure the condition. You also might have a motility problem or intestinal tumor that overproduces certain hormones that increase insulin production beyond what is needed to lower blood glucose in response to a meal. Check with a gastroenterologist to pursue this line of investigation.
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Acie Acie
Overweight is one of the main factors that can cause type 2 diabetes, but no you do not have to be over weight to have it. Yes, you have to check your blood regularly with high or low blood sugar levels. They are both serious conditions and can both cause you to end up in the hospital. If your sugar is too low, you need to drink a 1/2 cup of regular coke or eat some hard candies. You can go to the ADA website to get more info. I think it is ADA.org
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Sparrow Originally Answered: I think I have type one diabetes.?
I don't know if you are being "paranoid" or not. Can you specifically list your symptoms? Also, it is very easy for your doctor to screen you for diabetes. In my personal opinion, it is *always* better to be safe than sorry when it comes to Type 1 diabetes. Schedule a check up with your doctor. If you are having symptoms of Type 1 diabetes like extreme thirst and urination, tiredness, and weight loss, just to name a few, let your doctor know. There are other conditions that can cause weight loss or a failure to gain weight that are NOT Type 1 diabetes. You may also still be recovering from your previous viral infections. Then again, you may also be healthy with a fast metabolism! In that case lucky you! Regardless, you obviously do not feel "right", or you would not be here asking this question. It's never smart to ignore your body, especially in this case. See your doctor to be safe.

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