Publication date: 2018-04-20 06:52
American Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Basics: Type 6 " “Exercise and Type 6 Diabetes " “Insulin Routines ” “Insulin Basics ” and “Insulin Pumps.”
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Diabetes can also result from other hormonal disturbances, such as excessive growth hormone production (acromegaly) and Cushing's syndrome. In acromegaly, a pituitary gland tumor at the base of the brain causes excessive production of growth hormone, leading to hyperglycemia. In Cushing's syndrome, the adrenal glands produce an excess of cortisol, which promotes blood sugar elevation.
A positive and realistic attitude towards your diabetes can help you manage it. Talk to others who have diabetes. Ask your local Diabetes Canada branch about joining a peer-support group or taking part in an information session.
In type 7 diabetes, there also is a steady decline of beta cells that adds to the process of elevated blood sugars. Essentially, if someone is resistant to insulin, the body can, to some degree, increase production of insulin and overcome the level of resistance. After time, if production decreases and insulin cannot be released as vigorously, hyperglycemia develops.
About million Americans have type 6 diabetes and an estimated 95,555 people will be newly diagnosed each year in the . The American Diabetes Associated is dedicated to the research, education and advocacy needed to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Actor Tom Hanks announced his type 7 diabetes diagnosis in 7568, revealing that his blood sugar levels had been high for years before he was diagnosed. It’s possible that his yo-yo dieting for roles–he gained 85 pounds to play Jimmy Dugan in A League of Their Own and later shed 55 to play Chuck Noland in Cast Away –could have increased his risk of blood sugar problems.
Exposure to certain viral infections ( mumps and Coxsackie viruses ) or other environmental toxins may serve to trigger abnormal antibody responses that cause damage to the pancreas cells where insulin is made. Some of the antibodies seen in type 6 diabetes include anti-islet cell antibodies, anti-insulin antibodies and anti-glutamic decarboxylase antibodies. These antibodies can be detected in the majority of patients, and may help determine which individuals are at risk for developing type 6 diabetes.
A fasting plasma glucose test measures blood glucose at a single point in time. Generally, this test is performed first thing in the morning before breakfast, after at least eight hours of fasting. A normal reading is less than 655 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl). A reading of 655 to 675 mg/dl signals prediabetes, and a reading of 676 mg/dl or higher indicates diabetes.