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When do you notice that you have diabetes? what causes diabetes?

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Elderly people can have either type of diabetes, Type 1 or 2. Type 2 is more common. Both types cause high blood glucose, but the reasons are different. In Type 1, little or no insulin is produced by the pancreas. In Type 2, cells are initially resistant to insulin, so more insulin is produced. As people with Type 2 get older, often the ability to make insulin diminishes, so they become insulin dependent even if they originally were able to control the diabetes with diet.

Cells need insulin to take in glucose. People with diabetes often feel tired and sometimes dizzy. Sometimes there are no real symptoms. A doctor will find it during a physical. When symptoms are present, thirst and frequent urination are very common and are the result of the elevated glucose level of the blood. There is frequently an increase in appetite and a craving for sweets. These symptoms are caused by the body trying to regain balance. The cells are saying they are hungry because they are getting no glucose. But the sensors in the body see there is too much glucose, so are trying to dilute and excrete it.

I hope this helps some. Type 2 diabetes is more common than Type 1, particularly in the elderly. People who are Type 1 are generally either born with diabetes or have an illness, e.g. a virus, that destroys the islets cells of the pancreas. People with Type 2 tend to have later onset and tend toward obesity (love them sweets and fats).
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If you want to know what type it is type II
(2)...that is the simple answer.

Some medications can mimic diabetes.
typical first steep is diet...then some
sort of glucose modification medication
Such as metformin (which prevents the
Liver dumping glucose into the system)
Or others which encourage the pancreatic
To put out more insulin or the insulin
Already in the system work better (glybyride
And others) these can cause hypoglycemic
(Low blood sugar) which can be dangerious
At times. There are new meds like januvia
Which govern another enzyme pathway,
They are the newest thing

Lastly insulin you must inject, there is
Short acting and long acting

Good luck. !
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Elderly people usually get diabetes type 2 but their are other types as well. Depending on when the person was diagnosed to know what causes diabetes. If u suspect a family member then I would greatly suggest taking them to their physician to get the proper diagnosed n education to know how to treat it. You can go on the website for more information. diabetes.org. I hope this help.
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Diabetes is a serious disease. It happens when your blood levels of glucose, a form of sugar, are too high. Diabetes can lead to dangerous health problems. The good news is that high glucose levels can be managed to help control the disease and prevent or delay future problems.

Amongst the elderly population, type 2 diabetes is a growing problem, and a larger proportion of newly diagnosed diabetics are older.Treating and diagnosing diabetes amongst the elderly requires a flexible and unique approach.
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Elderly people are most prone to Type diabetes, which is often associated with older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, previous history of gestational diabetes, lack of exercise and physical activity.
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