RE: [IP] Re: Type 2 NOT caused by obesity...
Our family has mutated genes and we're actually born with diabetes and it is
made worse by illness. Everyone, and I mean everyone, on my father's side of
the family "knows exactly when they got ill and their bodies never worked
right afterwards". Get this one....we were all diagnosed with different
things....everything BUT diabetes! Yet, and this is sad, every single one of
us gave the same complaints to the doctors and those complaints only fit
diabetes. We also don't have the typical insulin resistance of type 2's but
I think, if the truth were known, plenty of diabetics went undiagnosed as
such, and probably still do.
I'll be nice....I won't even say what I really think about the medical
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A friend of mine who is a CDE said that, after explaining the symptoms, she
has been asking her new clients how long they believe they've had diabetes.
younger clients mid-20s to 30-something have told her "since I was a kid."
Looking back, I had all of the symptoms when I was 20. I was diagnosed (at
request) when I was in my mid-30s. So, no, I don't believe docs were
type 2 in children or young people until just recently.
Type 2 creeps up on you with cat's feet. You can have it for years and years
and not know it. I believe that insulin resistance starts and, for a long
time, your pancreas can pump out enough insulin to keep your numbers in good
range. However, all of that excess insulin is contributing to weight gain.
excess insuolin causes some pretty severe hunger all the time, too, which
help.) As your BGs creep up, the lethargy sets in. By the time you are
diagnosed you are overweight and sedentary -- but you've had diabetes for
diabetes is the cause of the weight gain and "laziness" -- not the other way
Type 2 is also a disease of beta cell dysfunction. Generally, by the time
type 2 is diagnosed, about half of the beta cells are toast. And, because
progressive (that's why we progress from diet and exercise to orals and
on insulin in an effort to keep our BGs under control), you can run all you
want, but it's going to catch up with you if you live long enough.
Jan and ElvisToo
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