What Causes Diabetes?

In this Article we will discuss about various factors responsible to cause diabetes in humans. So, lets get started.

First lets talk about types of diabetes

Type I Diabetes

Type II Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Causes

Genetic Predisposition

95% Type I diabetics have HLA DR3 or DR4 positive. In Type I diabetes their is autoimmune destruction of beta cells of pancreas and virus, environment and genetic framework plays a major role in developing that autoimmunity.

Family History

Majority of Type II diabetics have family history.

Being Overweight and Obese

Hormonal Cause

Gestational diabetes occurs because of hormonal disbalance during pregnancy. Hormones produced by placenta develops immune resistance.

Certain Medications

Anti-seizure drugs

Niacin

Glucocorticoid

Psychatric drugs

Diuretics

Genetic Mutations

Monogenic Diabetes is caused by genetic mutation in single gene.

Certain diseases

Certain diseases can result in hyperglycemia like

Cystic fibrosis

Haemchromatosis

Acromegaly

Cushing Syndrome

Hyperthyroidism

Pancreatitis

Sedentary Lifestyle

These are the factors responsible to cause Diabetes in humans.

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13 thoughts on “What Causes Diabetes?

  1. Great piece,a true mystery, ☮️

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  2. I sometimes really feel bad when I see kids with type 1. My mother diagnosed with type 2 3 years ago and she’s controlling it with food as she has SKD -3 and can’t take insulin.

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    1. Since she has type 2 insulin is not required instead anti diabetic drugs like metformin,sulphonylureas etc are drug of choice consult a diabetologist or endocrinologist.

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      1. Yes, she goes every six months to see all of them. I don’t skip any appointment for her.

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      2. That’s Great regular follow ups, diet control, proper and timely medications, regular gentle aerobic exercises,walking etc is the gold standard treatment of diabetes.

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  3. Je vous remercie pour toutes ces informations. Je sais un peu plus sur les principales causes du diabète.
    Yvonne

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  4. I have come across an article that says Yoga helps in the prevention and control of diabetes Type 2. What are your views on the same? I have started my stint with Yoga, and I feel it’s helping my cause to control my sugar. Looking forward to hearing from you. This is the article that started me going with Yoga – https://ashmayuyoga.com/lifestyle/yoga-for-diabetes-type-2/

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    1. yes yoga plays a very important role in diabetes control i strongly recommend yoga and aerobic Exercises like walking etc for diabetics

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