Your Diabetes Questions Answered


question-markWill eating and drinking too much sugary stuff cause diabetes ?

Consuming too much of anything, including sugary food and drink, will likely lead to obesity, a major cause for insulin resistance.  Excessive  consumption of sugar puts the pancreas under tremendous stress to produce enough insulin to match the spikes in blood sugar levels. Over time, this may increase the risk of insulin resistance and thus, Type 2 diabetes.


There are tips online to reverse type 2 diabetes. Is this possible ?

There is currently no cure for Type 2 diabetes. However, there is enough evidence to suggest that bariatric sugery in obese patients causes diabetes to enter a phase. Although there is no cure for diabetes at this point in time, adhering to a healthy lifestyle coupled with regular check-ups and medication compliance can keep diabetes under good control and prevent complications.


Does Diabetes Really Result in Sugar In The Urine ?

In healthy people, the kidney is able to absorb all of the sugar that it filters from the blood. In patients with previously undiagnosed or poorly-controlled diabetes, the high sugar load in the filtered blood means the kidney is not able to absorb all of the sugar. As a result, large amount of sugar are passed out in the urine. Sugar in the urine increases the risk of fungal infection of the external genitalia (e.g. thrush) and urinary tract infections. It also leads to the passing of large amounts of urine and consequently, dehydration.


Why Are Some Diabetic Cases Treated by GP’s (general practitioners) while others are treated by Specialist At Hospital Outpatient Clinics ?

Answer : In most case, the condition can be managed by primary care doctors, but patients with complications from advanced diabetes or pregnant women with diabetes will require diabetes specialists to provide guidance

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Category: Managing Diabetes